The Academic Resilience Fund was formed by CUSA to assist students experiencing urgent financial need due to unforeseen circumstances that jeopardize academic success. Applicants may be awarded a grant of either $200 or $400, depending on their financial circumstances. Individuals deemed to be in an exceptional circumstance may obtain a disbursement of up to $600*. An emergency grant awarded through the CUSA Academic Resilience Fund will be a one-time payment, and applicants must be a registered undergraduate student during the academic year in which they apply.
All information collected in the application process for the CUSA Academic Resilience Fund will be kept strictly confidential and only used for assessment purposes. Personal data and data which could lead to the identification of an applicant will be separated and/or redacted from applications before they are considered by the Academic Resilience Fund Committee. Application data will only be shared with relevant Committee professionals, and you will be asked in advance if the committee thought it would be helpful to connect you to additional resources with the data submitted. All information collected will be erased following the end of the tax reporting period for the calendar year in which the application was considered by the Committee.
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Unfortunately, the CUSA Academic Resilience Fund can only assist undergraduate students.
The deadline for applications to the Academic Resilience Fund is April 1, 2022.