Emergency Grants

Emergency Grants Available to Students

On June 1, 2018, the college is launching a new initiative for eligible students that will award emergency grants to students who meet specific criteria. Funded by the Delgado Community College Foundation, the Single Stop office will manage this service.

According to MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization, “research and common sense suggest that financial crises contribute to high rates of attrition among community college students. Short-term setbacks can impact college completion rates and, ultimately, a more secure financial future for individuals and families.” As with other supportive services managed in the Single Stop office such as The Care Corner, which provides food to students facing food insecurity issues, the goal of this initiative is to reduce student attrition due to unexpected and/or non-academic needs. The impact of this service will be monitored and evaluated to determine its effectiveness in supporting and retaining students following the fall 2018 semester.

Funds are limited so faculty and staff are encouraged to carefully review the criteria before referring students to apply. Please note that emergency funds will not be used for books or food as there are other options for both needs. Students can submit an application with supporting documentation to the Single Stop Office on the City Park Campus, Building 2, Room 108 A or to the Executive Dean’s Office on their respective campus.

Emergency Grant Requirements: Student must possess a 2.5 GPA and be within 1 -2 semesters of graduating.

Complete the emergency grant application form and submit supporting documentation online (preferred method)

Download the emergency grant application form (supporting documentation must be attached)