- Student must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking Ohio University (Athens Campus) student in the semester in which the funds are being requested with at least half-time to full-time credit hours (6-12 hours).
- Student must have a proven record of academic progress verified by earned credits, GPA and good academic standing.
- Student has a FASFA on file with Financial Aid or willing to complete one (if able).
- Student has exhausted all possible other financial resources, including student loans, Medicaid, personal financial accounts, etc. (unwillingness to take out student loans does not constitute a financial hardship).
- Student must be able to provide sufficient documentation of financial need (e.g. billing statements, receipts, repair estimates, etc.)
Emergency Microgrants are designed to help OHIO students facing financial difficulty due to emergency situations or one-time hardships. The funds are awarded to help alleviate short-term financial need and are managed by the Dean of Students Office in collaboration with Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. This fund is sustained through generous gifts of donors, and grants awarded do not need to be repaid.