SCS Student Emergency Funding

Application Details and Criteria

About SCS Student Emergency Funding

Generous contributions from parents of current and former SCS students have allowed us to create a fund to offer limited financial support to students for emergencies, supplies and unanticipated events. These funds do not have to be repaid, but we hope that when a beneficiary of this support can pay this forward one day, they will. Please note that students receiving these funds are responsible for any potential tax implications.

Students experiencing hardships due to the novel coronavirus outbreak can also apply for assistance, as of March 2020.

  • Medications and other costs related to emergency medical or dental care not covered by insurance.
  • Eyeglass or contact lens replacement.
  • Hearing aids.
  • Books and other essential academic expenses.
  • Safety needs (e.g., changing a lock).
  • Replacement of essential personal belongings or temporary housing needs due to fire, theft or natural disaster.
  • Winter boots (up to $75), winter coat (up to $100).
  • Travel costs related to a death or illness in the immediate family.

This list is not exhaustive.

  • Tuition, fees, health insurance and study abroad costs.
  • Nonessential utilities (e.g., cable), household or furniture costs not related to damage or theft.
  • Parking tickets.
  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, nonemergency travel or other nonessential expenses.

This list is not exhaustive.

  • Applicants must students currently enrolled in the School of Computer Science.
  • Applicants must have an immediate financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident or other unexpected critical incident.
  • The expense must be unexpected, unforeseen and the urgent nature unavoidable.
  • Applicants must be students currently enrolled in the School of Computer Science.
  • All other resources – including the Tartan Emergency Support Fund (TESF) and emergency loans through scholarships – must have been considered and are insufficient, unavailable or not available in a timely manner.
  • Applicants must complete all questions in full and submit supporting documentation.