Update: University Emergency Funding Application
Until further notice, our office will not be processing emergency funding applications
as our funds have been distributed to a streamlined, expedited emergency funding process
for the entire university. If you are in need of emergency funding, please complete the online application and staff from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will follow up with you.
If you have any challenges with this process or questions that arise, please let us
know. Contact us at email@example.com or 801-587-7973.
The LGBT Resource Center provides emergency funding to students (undergraduate or
graduate) for critical, one-time expenses that could not have been planned for in
advance. Examples of situations that may count as an emergency include an unexpected
medical bill, inability to pay rent or basic needs, funds to leave an unsafe living
environment, funds to repair a car or replace a phone to maintain employment, a sudden
change in financial situation such as loss of job or loss of family support, etc.
If you have any questions about what situations might qualify for funding, contact
our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-587-7973.
Who is Eligible for Emergency Funding?
To be eligible for emergency funding a student must:
- Be a currently enrolled student at the University of Utah (undergraduate or graduate).
- Not have received emergency funding from our office in the current academic year.
- Be experiencing an emergency situation involving a critical, one-time cost.
- Complete an emergency funding application, including all supporting documentation,
and submit to our office.
- Meet with our staff to discuss their application and a plan for addressing emergency
- Students are required to complete HB 144 affidavit to have funds awarded. Emergency
funds are available to undocumented/DACA students who have graduated from a Utah high
school as well as international students. Applicants with questions or concerns about this may contact our office.
How Much are Emergency Funds?
Emergency funds are awarded as one-time scholarships up to the amount of $300. Once
a student is awarded emergency funding from our office, they will not be able to apply
for emergency funding from us again until the following academic year. Students are
encouraged to apply even if their need exceeds $300 and our staff can assist in identifying
other potential university resources.