Student Affairs Emergency Grants Funds

How to Apply:

To see if you are eligible for an Emergency Grant, please fill out the Emergency Grant Screening Form to identify a grant that may meet your current needs. This survey will take approximately 4 minutes to complete. If you are eligible to apply you will be provided with a link to the application for the Fall 2022 Emergency grant cycle.

Current Emergency Grants: Fall 2022

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY- Currently there are 4 Emergency Grant Programs available to students experiencing financial hardship. Please find a description of each program and criteria that you MUST meet to be eligible. To find out your eligibility please complete the Emergency Grant Screening Form. There you will be provided with the link to the Universal Emergency Grant Application and grant that best meets your needs. You can also apply via the links below each grant description. The application review process will begin on 9/15/22 after census date (9/14/2022).

GRANT 1: The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund: 
The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund has been awarded to Lehman College for purpose of providing emergency grants that enable matriculated students in good academic standing who are experiencing short-term financial emergencies to remain in school. Students who demonstrate need and are facing a current emergency may apply for this grant. The grant provides awards up to $1250.00 to fund emergency costs and MetroCard assistance.

Deadline 12/1/2022

Eligible students must meet application requirements and provide a complete application. Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a matriculated student in good academic standing
  • have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • upload documentation to support their emergency and/or demonstrate need
  • Provide an Invoice or other bill in your name
  • Provide a written statement with the items below
    • How your academic program is helping to achieve your personal and career goals
    • Your current housing situation 
    • How you will benefit from the grant
    • Please itemize each cost and provide a total of requested amount.

Please Apply Here for the Petrie Student Emergency Grant

*Please note that Petrie funds are not disbursed directly to students-- funds are sent to the vendor directly (such as, landlord, ConEdison, etc.).

GRANT 2: The LCU Foundation Housing Grant

The LCU grant funds are available to women undergraduate students who have a financial need related to their housing situation. The grant is available to help women who have financial difficulties meeting their housing expenses in addition to their tuition and other educational-related obligations. The funds are provided by the LCU Foundation, which provides “housing subsidies to women who may otherwise be unable to afford to live and pursue their education in New York City.”

The LCU Foundation Housing Grant provides up to $4,000 per academic year ($2,000 per semester). This grant is awarded annually and it is primarily based on financial need.

If you have a financial need related to housing and meet the criteria below, you may qualify for an LCU Foundation grant.

Deadline 10/31/2022

LCU Eligible applicants must:

  • Must use funds to cover HOUSING expenses (rent)
  • Must identify as female
  • Must file a completed FASFA which indicates an unmet financial need after state and federal aid are applied
  • Must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the academic year
  • Must have completed as least 12 credits at Lehman College
  • Must earn less than $30,000 annually.
  • Must be enrolled in a program in the arts, education, social work, public administration, international development, criminal justice or health care
  • Provide a written statement detailing- (applications without the written statement or that do not include the items below will be wait listed)
    • How your academic program is helping to achieve your personal and career goals.
    • Your current housing situation
    • How you will benefit from an LCU housing grant.

Please Apply Here and Select LCU Foundation Housing Grant

*Please note that LCU funds are not disbursed directly to students-- funds are sent to the vendor directly (such as, landlord, ConEdison, etc.).

GRANT 3: Student Affairs Emergency Grant

The Student Emergency Fund grant provides small microgrants to students in the amounts of $250.00, $550.00, $750.00 and $950.00 to students experiencing hardship. These funds are made available via the Student Activity Emergency Fund for students in need and is funded through the Student Activity Fee earmark allocation every semester. Students who apply for The Petrie Grant and LCU Housing Fund Grants may also be eligible to request additional funds via the Student Affairs Emergency Grant to meet additional unmet needs. Student Affairs staff will inform applicants of their potential eligibility.

Deadline 12/1/2022

Eligible students must meet application requirements and provide a complete application. Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a matriculated student in good academic standing
  • have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • upload documentation to support their emergency and/or demonstrate need
  • Provide an Invoice or other bill in your name
  • Provide a written statement
    • How your academic program is helping to achieve your personal and career goals
    • Your current housing situation 
    • How you will benefit from the grant
    • Please itemize each cost and provide a total of requested amount.

Please Apply Here and Select Student Affairs Emergency Grant

Grant 4: Lehman College Textbook Grant

The Lehman College Textbook Grant supports students experiencing financial hardship with textbook costs.

Award Amount: $250.00 voucher or chargeback to the Lehman College Bookstore based on financial need and good academic standing.

Deadline 10/31/2022

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Enrolled in a Lehman College degree program
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA for undergraduates, minimum 3.0 GPA for graduates
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Undergraduate students cannot apply if they already are in receipt of a Pell book advance

Please Apply Here and Select Lehman College Textbook Grant

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