Fulbright College Dean's Emergency Retention Fund

This emergency fund is intended to provide primarily immediate, one-time stopgap funding to help retain undergraduate students who would otherwise be unable to continue their education.

Preference will be given to those who are close to but would otherwise not be able to graduate because of extreme financial hardship.

This form is intended to help the college identify, prioritize needs and fund students as available funding allows, which will also help us be able to respond to students’ individual emergency needs as quickly as possible.


Expenses Covered by the Emergency Fund

Examples of emergencies to be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Books and other essential academic expenses
  • Overdue utility bills reaching a turn-off notice
  • Unexpected bills that would inhibit graduation
  • Tuition holds and fees that are impeding enrollment

Expenses Not Covered by the Emergency Fund

  • Health insurance and study abroad costs
  • Non-essential personal bills
  • Parking tickets, library fines, or other expenses mistakenly incurred
  • Funds for the replacement of lost or stolen items
  • More than one emergency request within a 6 month period


Please Note: Awards from this fund do not typically exceed $500. Should your request exceed this, please still continue filling out this form, providing as much detailed information as possible below.
Please Note: This fund is intended primarily for immediate, one-time stopgap use. If your need extends past the current semester, please include details in the description above or attach supporting documentation below.
Normal turnaround time is 4-6 weeks. Do you need funds sooner?
Have you currently applied for and/or been awarded other campus emergency funds?
Attach any supporting documentation
Please submit any documentation supporting your request. For example, if you are requesting funds for books and supplies, an itemized list needs to be attached. If your requesting funds for a bill, then the bill needs to be attached. Any documentation that is not attached to this application, will be requested before a decision is made regarding your funds.