Students First Emergency Relief Fund


Application is closed due to maximum number of applicants

Application Deadline: September 5, 2022 or when funds have been depleted

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting students in a variety of ways. To help alleviate some of these burdens, we are offering up to 20 – $200 emergency grants for 2022. Funds will be distributed to all approved students who meet the eligibility requirements. Qualified applicants simply need to describe their current circumstances and how donations by our community of alumni, friends and employees can help them achieve their future career goals. 

Grant funds are intended to help with short-term financial emergencies such as: 

  • Housing and utilities 
  • Books and course materials 
  • Access to internet  
  • Medical expenses 
  • Childcare 


  • Student must be enrolled in at least one UWS course for fall 2022 
  • Student is repaying or has repaid any other previously received emergency loans 
  • Student does not have any financial holds on their account 

Applications will be reviewed by a committee from different university offices. After submission, the office of student services will notify recipients within three to five business days. If approved, you must respond to the notice to accept the funds. Funds will not need to be repaid.