Student Crisis Fund
The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Student Crisis Fund was established in 2018 to assist currently enrolled students who encounter an unanticipated serious financial crisis beyond their control. The fund should not be considered a source of routine or long-term funding. It is expected that prior to requesting crisis funds, students first consider other sources of funding available to them.
What is the fund used for?
The Student Crisis Fund is designed to provide temporary, short-term, financial assistance to students who are managing demanding academic requirements while struggling with unexpected financial challenges. Provided in the form of a one-time bursary, crisis funding is not intended to provide long-term or ongoing relief for recurring expenses.
Who is eligible for the funding?
Students currently enrolled in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. All students including part-time (PM-NP), funded/non-funded PhD, and international students are eligible.
What is the process for requesting funds?
Students are encouraged to meet with a faculty member or the Registrar to complete an online request form together. Students will need to provide the following information:
- The nature of their emergency/crisis
- The amount being requested
- Student’s long-term plan (i.e., how will the student ensure financial security if given crisis funds)
What is the funding amount?
This varies based on need and is decided on a case-by-case basis.
When will I know if I will receive funding?
Decisions are made and communicated within approximately 48 hours of receiving the application throughout the academic year (excluding holiday breaks).
How do I apply?
Please meet with a faculty member or the Registrar and complete the online form below.
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