Student Emergency Funds

The East Stroudsburg University Foundation holds a few funds that may assist ESU students when they need assistance with unexpected emergency expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage or need for temporary housing.  Students may apply for funds when they have exhausted all other resources.  This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid. 

EMERGENCY FUNDS:

Emergency Annual Scholarship

Established anonymously to assist East Stroudsburg University students facing a serious deficit of personal funds with tuition and fees to continue their education

Criteria:

  • Any undergraduate major
  • Recipient may be full-time or part-time student
  • Must have completed at least 30 credits at ESU
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Demonstrated financial need of an emergency nature, which may not be determined by FAFSA
  • Applicants have been required to apply for an ESU Hardship Grant before applying for the ESU Foundation Emergency Scholarship Annual Fund

(Click here to apply)

International Student Emergency Fund

Established to provide emergency assistance to international students in good academic and social standing who have urgent financial needs not associated with tuition, fees or housing.

(Click here to apply)

Macmillan-Leiding Student Emergency Assistance Fund

Established with the fund held by The Service and Research Foundation of E.S.S.C., Inc., upon its dissolution. The Service and Research Foundation of E.S.S.C., Inc., was incorporated in 1976 with the stated purpose of receiving funds for the benefit of East Stroudsburg State College.

To provide emergency relief for students in good academic standing who have urgent financial needs not covered by traditional financial aid measures.  The relief will be in the form of grants. A major consideration will be the possibility that the grant will make it possible for a student to remain at the university rather than dropping out.

(Click here to apply)

Trustees’ Student Assistance Fund

Established by the East Stroudsburg University Council of Trustees in 1993 to assist students who encounter emergency situations and have little or no resources available to them.  The assistance may be a short-term loan or a direct grant.