Emergency Microgrants are designed to help OHIO students by providing financial support when they need assistance with unexpected, unforeseen, and unavoidable emergency short-term expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness death of a family member, fire damage, or a need for temporary housing. Currently enrolled students may apply for funds when they have exhausted all other resources (payment plans, additional student aid, assistance from family/friends, other personal resources). This funding is not intended to reimburse for expenses that have already been paid, to replace or supplement existing financial aid, or to serve as a debt diversion program.
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.
*SPRING 2023 UPDATE: Emergency microgrant funds are more limited than ever. Please carefully review the information below before submitting an application. Due to having such limited funds, all applicants are required to exhaust other resources available to them before applying for an emergency microgrant. Visit this website for information on the other resources available to you: https://www.ohio.edu/student-affairs/dean-of-students/bobcats-helping-bobcats/basic-needs
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