College of Natural Sciences Undergraduate Student Success Fund Application

College of Natural Sciences Undergraduate Student Success Fund was established by generous donations to the College to meet the urgent emergency needs of our students. Students with demonstrated financial need can apply for up to $500 in an academic year to cover the costs of emergency needs, such as textbooks and homework access codes, repairs/replacement of technology used for academic work, repair costs for a car used to commute to campus. In addition, we can provide limited assistance for students with food insecurity. This fund cannot be used to assist with paying tuition and fees or the cost of attending a conference.

Supplemental Questions
  1. How much are you requesting? Please note that the award will not exceed $500.
  2. What is your emergency and how does it impact your need for funds?
  3. What do you need the CNS Emergency Funds for?
  4. Have you applied for for other emergency funds (i.e. Dean of Students Microgrant)
  5. Please submit any supporting documentation for estimated costs. For course materials, please provide an itemized list including the course title, course text(s)/access code(s) and cost.
  6. If you cannot provide documentation, please explain why.
  7. Do you currently have an outstanding/unpaid bill with the UMass Amherst Bursar's Office?
  8. How did you hear about this funding? If someone specific referred you, please share their name.
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