The Stay Black and Gold Emergency Fund

The Stay Black and Gold Emergency Fund provides short-term financial assistance for current UMBC students who find it difficult or impossible to continue their education due to an emergency situation or sudden unforeseen circumstances. Resources for the Stay Black and Gold Fund are aimed at helping current UMBC students continue their education and will support UMBC tuition/fees only. Funding is limited and priority consideration is given to students who have taken full advantage of other aid options.

To be eligible for the Stay Black and Gold Emergency fund, applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at UMBC
• In good academic standing with the University, 2.5 GPA or higher
• 12 credit hours completed
• Must have a current FAFSA on file with UMBC Financial Aid and demonstrate high financial need.
• Must have exhausted all other financial aid options to include all grant and federal loan options. Students with available aid options will not be considered.
• Demonstrate a clearly defined emergency or unexpected situation. Please note failure to clearly demonstrate a financial emergency or unexpected loss of income will cause applications to not be considered. Students experiencing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic should contact Financial Aid for additional information regarding Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.
• Students may only receive one Stay Black and Gold Emergency grant during their time at UMBC. Students previously awarded will not be considered.

Award
Varies
Deadline
05/16/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please describe your current financial emergency in detail. Failure to provide a clearly defined emergency or unforeseen circumstance may result in your application not being considered. Please note funding is only available for UMBC tuition/fees. If seeking funding due to COVID related circumstances please contact the Financial Aid Office.
  2. Amount Requested. Award amounts will be determined based on the amount left in the fund. We will be making awards in the order that people apply based on the money we have available.
  3. I acknowledge that I must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at UMBC.
  4. I acknowledge that I must have exhausted all other financial aid options to include all grant and federal loan options, and that I will not be considered if I have available aid options.
  5. As of today's date, I currently do have a UMBC outstanding balance.
  6. I acknowledge that this scholarship will only pay for UMBC outstanding balances, and not external bills (i.e. car payments, rent, medical bills, etc).
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