Honors College Emergency Fund

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The Honors College Emergency Fund provides one-time stop-gap funding to help retain honors students who would otherwise be unable to continue their education.


  • Typical award is up to $500/year per student, Higher awards may be offered under special circumstances.

Expenses Covered by the Emergency Fund

Examples of emergencies to be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributions towards books and other essential academic expenses (computers, calculators, lab and studio needs, etc)
  • Overdue utility bills reaching a turn-off notice
  • Unexpected bills that would inhibit graduation
  • Tuition holds and fees that are impeding enrollment

Expenses Not Covered by the Emergency Fund

  • Health insurance and study abroad costs
  • Non-essential personal bills
  • Parking tickets, library fines, or other expenses mistakenly incurred
  • Funds for the replacement of non-essential academic lost or stolen items
  • More than one emergency request within a 6 month period

Minimum Qualifications for Consideration

  • Applicants must be enrolled in the Honors College
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate honors student unless in the last semester before graduation
  • Has completed 6 hours of honors coursework at the time of request; or first-semester freshman or transfer student enrolled in three hours of honors coursework

Visit the Honors Student Hub