Disaster Relief Fund Application Available

Disaster Relief Fund Grants are available for eligible students due to emergency situations related to a declared national or state-wide disaster, specifically the Covid-19 crisis. The grants are meant to assist in alleviating short-term financial needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic disaster and are administered by the Office of the Dean of Students in collaboration with Financial Aid and the ISU Foundation. If students need additional assistance, please reach out to the Office of the Dean of Students by completing a Sycamores Care Referral: https://www.indstate.edu/student-affairs/sycamores-care.


• A student must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking Indiana State University student in the semester in which funds are being requested with at least half-time to full-time credit hours.

How much money could a student be awarded and for what?

• Grants do not typically exceed $500 and are specific to an identified need.

• Disaster Relief Grants can fund: Travel-related costs, i.e. gas, bus passes, etc.; Food and other necessary household supplies; Medical and dental expenses, including medication (we cannot cover outstanding debt); Increased or ongoing internet connectivity; Childcare supplies and support; Other emergency or unforeseen circumstances

How can a student access the Disaster Relief Fund, if eligible?

• A student can fill out an application for a Disaster Relief Fund grant application by going to The Branch: https://indstate.academicworks.com/opportunities/100703. For questions about the process, please call 812-237-3829 or email ISU-DeanOfStudents@indstate.edu.

• Applications are reviewed weekly by a minimum of three committee members who are composed of university professional staff, one of which is the Dean of Students (or their designee) who serves as the chair. Decisions about grant awards will occur on a rolling basis. Application approvals will be sent to a student’s Sycamore email account.