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Emergency Scholarship

What the scholarship supports
The LSA Emergency Scholarship provides scholarships for qualified LSA students in emergency situations where a dire event has occurred. Scholarships can cover educational expenses for the Fall or Winter terms (tuition, fees, room and board, books etc.) and non-educational related expenses (food, utility bills, prescriptions, emergency travel, health insurance, medical bills etc.) as long as the student has experienced a recent unexpected emergency.

Amounts and duration
Award amounts vary depending on each situation. LSA Emergency Scholarships are only available once in your entire undergraduate academic career.

What constitutes an emergency?
Poor financial choices do not constitute an emergency (e.g. credit card debt, poor use of financial aid funding, loans to friends or family of need based aid). This scholarship is not intended to supplement a student's financial aid package and we cannot award funds beyond what a student's aid package allows.  

Applicants must meet the criteria listed below:

  • Must be an undergraduate currently enrolled and attending classes in the College of LSA on the Ann Arbor Campus.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (possess a green card).
  • Must apply for and receive need-based support through the Office of Financial Aid (OFA).  If you have concerns about the details of your financial aid package please contact OFA directly.

Please contact Erica Gehringer at ericageh@umich.edu if you have any questions.