Emergency Grant Application

The Emergency Grant Application is for current KU students seeking financial assistance due to an unexpected financial obstacle. Please review help.ku.edu/emergency-funds to find out more about the emergency aid resources at the University of Kansas before filling out an application.

Award
Varies - Awards may vary from $1 to $1500, with the average award being $500.
Deadline
05/31/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. The Emergency Grant Application is intended to assist current KU students seeking emergency financial assistance due to unanticipated situations that have created an unforeseen financial obstacle. Students can find more information about available KU emergency grants and their requirements at help.ku.edu/emergency-funds.

    Please be aware that applying does not guarantee that you will receive funding. Awarding of funding is not immediate and takes time – if you have questions or concerns about your application, please contact emergencyaid@ku.edu.

  2. Please provide a detailed explanation of your situation and your rational for applying for emergency financial assistance that addresses the following questions:

    1. What circumstances have led you to fill out this application and/or caused you to be in this financial crisis?

    2. Has anything unexpected happened to you in the last 6 months?

    3. What steps, if any, have you taken to try to remedy your situation? For example, have you met with any offices; determined a financial plan moving forward; or taken any other steps to seek out assistance?

    Please be as detailed as possible in your explanation – it is possible that members from the Emergency Aid Network will follow up to ask for further context if needed during their review of your application – follow up usually happens by email, so please continue to check your KU email inbox.

    If you would like to discuss your situation in person with someone on the Emergency Aid Network team, you are welcome to reach out to the Emergency Aid Network to set up an appointment. You can contact the Emergency Aid Network at emergencyaid@ku.edu. If you decide to do this instead of providing an explanation in this application, please note this in your explanation below.

  3. Please specify what type of expenses you are needing covered by emergency funding. Explain in detail how you plan to specifically use these funds, if awarded.
  4. How much funding are you requesting to assist with covering the expenses indicated above?
  5. I am experiencing food insecurity and would be interested in being reviewed for a free $425 KU dining services meal plan.
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