Dean’s Emergency Support Fund
The SPS Dean’s Emergency Support Fund is designed to help students who are confronted with an emergency financial need that, if not met, could result in an inability to complete classes or a degree program. To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:
- Applicant must have a financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident, or other unplanned event.
- Applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time student.
- All other resources, including emergency loans through Student Financial Aid must have been considered and are insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner.
- Applicants must complete all questions in full and submit supporting documentation.
Amount varies based on need and available funds. Typically, 1-2 awards ranging from $250 to $500 will be awarded each term.
To apply for this scholarship, qualified students should:
- Fill out and submit the below application.
- Meet all eligibility requirements described above.
- Include an essay that meets the requirements laid out in the Deans Emergency Fund Application.
- Include supporting documentation highlighting your need.
- Funds are awarded to qualified students enrolled in a degree program within SPS. The number and profile of applicants will vary by term. A student may only receive this emergency scholarship once during their academic career as a full-time student at Boise State University. Boise State University employees and/or family members who qualify for tuition remission are not eligible to receive this scholarship.
Types of Covered Expenses (This is not an exhaustive list)
- Rent, utilities and other essential household expenses
- Medications and other costs related to medical care
- Books and other essential academic expenses
- Safety needs ( i.e. changing a lock)
- Replacement of essential personal belongings due to fire, theft or natural disaster
- Travel costs related to a death or illness in the immediate family
Types of Expenses Not Covered (This is not an exhaustive list)
- Tuition, Fees, Health Insurance, and study abroad costs
- Non-essential utilities (i.e. cable), household or furniture costs not related to damage or theft
- Parking Tickets
- Costs for entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel or other non-essential expenses