Now that the semester is in full swing, I wanted to remind College of Global Futures students of the various emergency funds available within the College and beyond.
If you’re a student in the college and need help, I’d strongly encourage you to check these out, and to reach out to me if you run into any problems:
[UPDATE March 29, 2020: school emergency funds are being rolled into a college emergency fund — if you are a student in the College of Global Futures and need emergency help, please email Lisa Murphy at [email protected]]
School for the Future of Innovation in Society Emergency Fund
If you’re in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, the school has a student emergency fund to provide limited emergency financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to an unexpected emergency (limited to $500): https://sfis.asu.edu/student-life/academic-resources/student-assistance-scholarships
School of Sustainability Emergency Fund
In the School of Sustainability, there’s a similar emergency fund for degree-seeking students who need financial assistance in order to stay on track towards degree completion (for instance in meeting costs associated with tuition/fees, books, and living expenses): https://schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/school-of-sustainability-student-emergency-fund/
In the college but not in SFIS or SOS?
For the small number of students who are in neither school but are still a part of the college, we are working on establishing a college-wide student emergency fund. In the meantime, if you have an emergency and aren’t eligible for the funds above, please let me know as we may be able to do something in the meantime.
Graduate and Professional Student Association Emergency Fund
Beyond these college resources, the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) has information on a number of resources for graduate students across ASU, including a Graduate Student Emergency Fund: https://gpsa.asu.edu/wp-content/uploads/GPSA-COVID-19-Resource-List-PDF-1.pdf.
Also check out these additional funding resources from GPSA:
GPSA announces new grants and resources for Sun Devils – https://studentlife.asu.edu/content/gpsa-announces-new-grants-and-resources-sun-devils
Emergency funds are also available through the Gates Foundation Emergency Fund to support currently enrolled Indigenous students being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19: https://aisss.asu.edu/emergency-fund
And of course, there’s the Pitchfork Pantry – a student-run food pantry that serves ALL ASU students: https://universitycollege.asu.edu/pitchfork-pantry
If you know of sources of emergency funds and other forms of support that aren’t here, please let me know and I’ll add them.
Associate Dean for Student Success, College of Global Futures