Emergency Funding for COVID-19 Hardship

Candler School of Theology and Emory University have developed several resources that can be drawn upon to address financial hardships students may experience as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Candler Forward Emergency Fund

Candler created the Candler Forward Emergency Fund to assist students who are experiencing financial hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as housing and food insecurity. Assistance is available to master’s-level degree-seeking Candler students who have continued financial need after exhausting other available resources, including federal student loans, the EmoryTogether Fund, and Emory's Student Hardship Fund. The typical award is between $50 and $500, and students may apply for aid once per semester. Apply to the Candler Forward Emergency Fund.

EmoryTogether Fund

Emory University created the EmoryTogether Fund to help degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who have experienced financial hardships resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is available to Emory University students who have critical COVID-19-related financial needs and who meet certain eligibility requirements. It is available to full- and part-time students, including those who are on scholarship. Apply between Oct. 28 and Dec. 15 for assistance in fall semester and over the winter break, and between Feb. 1 and March 15 for assistance in spring semester.

Student Hardship Fund

Emory’s Student Hardship Fund is designed to assist full-time students facing unexpected financial challenges due to a catastrophic event. Such an event is defined as extreme misfortune for reasons beyond the student’s control that makes meeting basic living expenses impossible. The maximum award is $500 per catastrophic event, subject to availability of funds and the extent of need. A student may receive one award per academic year.