Cash grants for emergencies
Funds are available for students facing hardship caused by an extraordinary event. Understand the sources and requirements now before a crisis hits.
The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency fund was created for the purpose of providing a quick response to short-term crisis situations by providing students in need with a one-time award of emergency grant funds. The purpose of the grant is to enable students to stay college, rather than being forced to take a leave or drop out.
Students must apply for these funds as soon as an emergency arises. The grant does not allow for reimbursements for expenses already paid, tuition charges or on-campus housing charges.
Examples of emergencies include, but are not limited to:
*Temporary loss of student’s job
* Fire in living quarters
*Theft of computer, books, clothing or other essential belongings
*Medical bills for uninsured necessary appointments, accidents, surgery
*Eyeglasses or essential dental work
*Travel home for illness or death in the immediate family
*Homelessness due to loss of housing, for student and family dependents
*Loss of childcare
*Winter coat or interview suit
*Meal card to eat in dining facilities
*Transportation card to get to and from school and/or medical appointment
Awards of up to $3,000 are available for undergraduate and graduate students in good standing who have attended at least one semester at Purchase College and have not previously been awarded a Petrie Grant.
For more information and the application, follow this link: