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Emergency Funding

Emergency Funding

Due to the generosity of our donors, the Wellness Center is here to offer emergency funding to students who are struggling financially. Thanks to the Carroll & Milton Petrie Fund and the Melquain Jatelle Anderson Student Emergency Assistance Fund, some of our students may be qualified for financial assistance.

How to Apply
To qualify, one must check in with a Single Stop representative at the Wellness Center, fill out paper work & go through an interview to establish eligibility.

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.

Melquain Jatelle Anderson Student Emergency Assistance Fund

Emergencies that qualify for the Fund may include but are not limited to:

  • 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.

 

The Fund will not be awarded:

  • To pay for legal representation in a criminal proceeding or John Jay College disciplinary proceeding;
  • For more than one emergency in the academic year;
  • Non-essential expenses;
  • All other resources, including emergency loans through Financial Aid must have been considered and are insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner.

 

Eligibility Requirement for the Fund:

  • Students must be matriculated and the grant is specifically designed for students NOT in good academic standing, under G.P.A. 2.0;
  • Students must have a record of good conduct;
  • Students must submit a personal statement and an email of recommendation from faculty, or staff member.
  • There is no requirements related to citizenship or immigration status to apply for these funds.

 

Melquain Jatelle AndersonMelquain Jatelle Anderson was a Brooklyn Knight born and raised in Brooklyn.  He lived in Sheepshead Bay, but often travelled to Vineger Hill (Farragut Houses) where his grandmother lived, his mother was raised, and he had a host of friends.  At 17 years old, he started helping other young men study and pass their GED.  Melquain's aspirations were to give back to the community because he had seen so many young men give up on school.  After obtaining his Associates of Science degree from Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), he became even more committed to making a change. Melquain transferred to John Jay College where he hoped to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree and then law school. Melquain's plan was to start a community center helping young men obtain their GEDs and attend college. Although Melquain's life was cut short before he could fulfill his dreams of giving back to the community, his family wants his dream to live on.