Open to all students, Buffalo State College is proud to support our emergency fund provided in a joint effort between the Gerstner Family Foundation and the Heckscher Foundation for Children, to help students facing emergency situation in the short term and to thelp them graduate from college in the long term.
The grant (up to $2,000 maximum) cannot be used to cover costs of tuition, books or supplies required for attendance at Buffalo State, credit card debt, cable bills, legal representation. The emergency must be an unforeseen event and unexpected need for funds; cannot be a chronic problem or anticipated expense. Examples of emergencies (not exhaustive): homelessness or threat of eviction, medical emergency, natural disaster, domestic violence, theft, loss of employment. Examples of expenses (not exhaustive): overdue rent, utilities, clothing, furniture, medical expenses, back-up child care, back-up transportation, replacement of stolen items needed for school. Examples of expenses that are not eligible(not exhaustive): tuition, books, credit card debt, cable bills, legal representation.
The fund will be administered by the Dean of Students Office and the Emergency Relief Coordinator. Students can apply for one grant in an academic year. Applications can only be made during the fall or spring semester. At least one in-person meeting with the student is required as part of the application process.
For more information, please click HERE to go to the application portal.
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