Emergency Funding

Emergency Funding

The Carroll & Milton Petrie Fund
Student Emergency Grant

Emergencies that qualify for the Grant include:
 Homelessness due to loss of housing, for student and dependent family members;
 Travel expenses due to illness/death in immediate family. Documentation in the form of a death notice, funeral home information and travel reservation will be required;
 Overdue utility bills/turnoff notice;
 Temporary loss of student’s job or income due to documented downsizing, medical disability or family care obligations;
 Medically necessary diagnostic appointments, medical and dental procedures, or surgeries that have not been covered by insurance;
 Food or transportation needs;
 Loss of textbook, school supplies or a personal computer due to theft or damage;
 Loss of clothing for the student due to a catastrophic event such as a fire, flood, accident etc;
 Loss of childcare.

Grant Funds will not be awarded:
 To cover college debts;
 To pay for full or partial tuition or college fees;
 To pay for legal representation in a criminal proceeding or John Jay College disciplinary proceeding;
 For more than one emergency in the academic year;
 Prep examination fees and/or graduate application fees.

Eligibility Requirement for the Grant:
 Students must be matriculated and be in good academic standing, minimum GPA 2.0 and/or demonstrate the aptitude for higher grades if his/her financial circumstances were altered.
 Students must have a record of good conduct;
 Students must have paid tuition to John Jay College;
 Students must submit a personal statement and required supporting documentation.

Funds are capped at $1,000.00; requests for amounts over $1,000.00 must be approved by the Emergency Funds Committee. If a student is not eligible to receive Petrie Foundation Grant funds, they may be eligible for the Student Emergency Assistant Fund based on the discretion of the Emergency Funds Committee.