Graduate Student Emergency Fund

March 24, 2020 - Acting Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs

Dear UofL Graduate Students,

The Graduate School realizes that you may need some additional resources and support as a result of the actions that have been taken to curb the outbreak of COVID-19, and so we want to remind you that the Graduate School has a modest Emergency Fund for Graduate Students.

If you’re experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consider submitting a request for up to $500 in emergency relief funding. We probably won’t have enough funding to help everyone who’ll ask for support, but we promise to review all requests and to fund as many as we can which meet the guidelines. Please be aware that because of financial aid restrictions, awards will be credited to your financial aid account and will disburse as a direct deposit to your bank account. 

We will do our best to review your funding request and give you a decision on whether you are awarded funding within 3 business days.

Best regards,

Paul DeMarco, Ph.D.
Acting Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs
Acting Dean of the Graduate School