Emergency Scholarship Fund

The Emergency Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance to Cisco College students facing unforeseen financial emergencies and catastrophic events that may interfere with their education at Cisco College and otherwise force withdrawal from classes. Emergency funds are not intended to pay for routine expenses or be a consistent supplement to a student's education funding. 

The maximum award is $1,000 per student. $500 would be made available from a pool of sponsors, businesses or outside grants. Cisco College will match these funds with a $500 Scholarship. Funds will be applied to a student's Cisco College account to offset the costs associated with tuition, fees and books. Funds are subject to availability. 

EXAMPLES OF QUALIFYING EMERGENCIES: 
  • Significant uncovered medical expenses related to self, spouse, child or dependent
  • Loss of housing due to natural disaster
  • Expenses related to the death of an immediate family member
  • Unexpected loss of a job
  • Risk of Eviction
EMERGENCY FUND ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible for the Emergency Scholarship Fund, a student must: 

  • Have completed at least 12 credits at Cisco College
  • Be registered for at least 6 credits during the semester which the emergency funds would apply
  • Provide documentation of the emergency
  • Be in good academic standing, with a minimum 2.0 GPS and 50 percent course completion rate
  • Not have received emergency funds during the current academic year
  • Submit a transcript, current schedule and field of study

Students applying for emergency aid are required to provide adequate documentation of the crisis leading to their need for emergency funds. If accepted, funding would be made available for a student to use during the current semester or the next semester if circumstances require. Students may not receive more than one award in an academic year. 

IN ORDER TO APPLY: 

After an application is received, the Director of Development will convene a special committee to review the submission. The committee will make a decision whether to award the aid in a timely manner and the Director of Development will notify the applicant of the committee's final decision. 

REVIEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS
  • Martha Montgomery - Committee Chair, Director of Development
  • Kathy Kennedy - Professor of Government
  • Dr. Kathie Wright - Professor of Psychology
  • Diane Carlile - Director of Student Activities