The Missouri University of Science and Technology Student Emergency Fund was established by CDSW in 2016. The fund assists S&T students by providing financial support with unexpected emergency expenses. Students sometimes have unforeseen circumstances that greatly impact their lives. The fund allows students to meet their needs and continue their education.

Students may apply for the fund once they have exhausted other resources. The funding is a one time option and does not need to be repaid. Students who are in need of funds may submit an application and appropriate documentation to the case manager. Students set up a brief meeting with the case manager to make sure they have appropriate follow up in place. Funds are provided only when there is funding available and are generally awarded in amounts between $25-$500. After submitting the required form and documentation and meeting with the case manager, students will be informed of the decision along with follow up instructions. Decisions are made by a three person committee. The committee will receive appropriate information about the situation.


Eligibility Requirements

> Applicants must have a financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident, or other unexpected critical incident. This hardship must have a direct impact on the student’s academic success at the university.

> Applicants must be currently enrolled students. It is strongly preferred that they be in good standing academically and not on disciplinary probation.

> Resources, including emergency loans through Student Financial Assistance, must have been considered and are insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner. Emergency funds are generally not used for ongoing needs. The student may work with the case manager to look at permanent solutions.

> Applicants must complete the form below and submit supporting documentation.

Expenses potentially covered

> Groceries
> Medications and other costs related to medical care
> Safety needs (i.e. changing a lock)
> Replacement of essential personal belongings due to fire, theft, or natural disaster
> Travel costs related to a death or illness in the immediate family


Expenses Not covered

> Tuition, fees, and textbooks
> Parking tickets or other fines
> Non-essential utilities (i.e. cable), household, or furniture costs not related to damage or theft


The number of students who can be served by from this resource is limited by the availability of funds. The fund is sustained by continual contributions from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the University. To make tax deductible donations, please contact University Advancement at 800-392-4112 or (choose Other and write in Student Emergency Fund). For more information please contact Krista Morris-Lehman ( or 341-4211) or visit