Learn About Emergency Grants - Scholarship America

Emergency Grants Partnering for Student Support


A Vital Resource to Support Students.

Scholarship America’s emergency grant programs offer financial support at the right time, alleviating unexpected burdens that otherwise could lead to dropping out. By facilitating the delivery of funds when and where they are needed most, our streamlined emergency grant process gets the quickest results—and keeps students on track.

“Partnering with Scholarship America helped us meet our students’ most urgent needs—especially when COVID-19 struck. Hundreds of students were suddenly struggling to afford transportation, housing and technology. Thanks to Scholarship America, funds were awarded almost immediately so our students could focus on the changing demands of remote learning.”
Ninfa Murillo, Achieve Atlanta Scholarship & Financial Wellness Director

Emergency grants provide help when students need it most.

$3.1M in emergency grants distributed last year
4,277 grant recipients last year
$741 average grant amount to help keep a student in school