The Jefferson Student Emergency Fund supports student success by removing financial obstacles resulting from an unforeseen financial emergency that without assistance would prevent a student from continuing their education at Jefferson Community and Technical College. The Student Emergency Fund is an initiative of the Jefferson Foundation and funded through the generous support of individual and corporate donations.
Award amounts are up to $500. Students are only eligible for one Jefferson Emergency Fund award in a 12-month period, and for a maximum of two awards during their enrollment at Jefferson.
Examples of Covered Expenses:
- Sudden loss of housing
- Emergency Medical/Dental Costs
- Loss of essential items due to theft, fire, natural disaster
- Safety needs (i.e. – locks changed, etc.)
- Emergency Automotive Repairs
Expenses Generally Not Covered:
- Health Insurance
- Non-essential utilities (i.e. – cable)
- Household or furniture costs not related to damage or theft
- Parking tickets, fines, or legal expenses
- Costs for entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel or other non-essential expenses
- I have successfully completed at least 12 credit hours at Jefferson
- I am enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at Jefferson for the semester in which I am requesting funds
- I have at least a 2.0 GPA
- I am currently attending and participating in all classes. (Faculty verification will be required)
- I have not received an award from this fund in the past 12 months
If you answered YES to ALL questions above, you are eligible to apply. Please follow the application instructions listed below.
- Complete the Jefferson Student Emergency Fund application at the bottom of this page.
- Submit recommendation from Jefferson Faculty or Staff member.
- Submity documentation for any expenses you are requesting to be paid. (Documentation submitted will not be returned)
- Submit application.
- You will be contacted by the Emergency Fund Coordinator via email or phone once the
application has been received and reviewed. The coordinator will be your point of
contact for the Emergency Fund and may have follow-up questions or need additional
information before the review committee can make an award decision. Please be sure
to respond to any communications regarding the request so it can be reviewed and award
decisions can be made in a timely manner.
Application to the Jefferson Community and Technical College Student Emergency Fund requires a recommendation from a Jefferson Community and Technical College Faculty or Staff representative.