EAN Participating Funds

The following is a list of the various funds available through the Emergency Aid Network. Students submit one application to be considered for all available emergency funds. Due to a generous gift from Central Bank of the Midwest, emergency funds distributed during Fall 2022 will be allocated from this fund.

Emergency Grant Application

Institutional Funds

The Adams/Monroe Fund is for students who are experiencing financial hardship - usually an emergency situation or some type of unplanned, non-discretionary expense. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.

The Dreammaker Fund is for students with a short-term, financial need. Many KU students encounter challenging times in their personal lives during college. The Dreammaker Fund attempts to make those challenging times a little easier by assisting with a piece of the financial burden on students with a one time fund.

Students can only receive this fund once per academic year.

The Office of Graduate Studies established a Graduate Student Emergency Fund to provide financial assistance to students who have immediate, unexpected expenses due to circumstances beyond their control. The unexpected expense can be the result of an emergency or an unplanned, non-discretionary expense. Circumstances are reviewed on a case by case basis. The standard award amount is $500, though more funding may be available in extenuating circumstances.

International Affairs has established the International Student Emergency Fund for international students who do not have other financial resources and have an unexpected financial need. This is a one-time award, meaning international students can only receive this fund once in their academic career at KU.

The Jayhawk Student Support Fund is available to undergraduate and graduate students who have encountered an unexpected financial obstacle that may be hindering their personal or academic success at KU. 

Students can only receive this fund once per academic year.

The Student Affairs Emergency Fund exists to provide financial assistance to students who have an immediate, unexpected expense due to circumstances beyond their control. The unexpected expense can be of an emergency or unplanned non-discretionary expense. 

Students can only receive this fund once per academic year.

This fund has been depleted.

Many students often need a little support to get beyond an obstacle in their path. Women Philanthropists for KU has created the KU Women 4 KU Women Fund to assist students to fulfill their educational and career goals. This fund provides one-time assistance for currently enrolled full-time KU senior or graduate women students on the Lawrence campus. 

Students can only receive this fund once in their academic career.

Spencer Duncan Make it Count Foundationfunds – restricted to veterans, Guard and Reserve members, active duty and ROTC students.

Military-Affiliated student support – all military-affiliated students, including dependents/spouses of current and former military members.

The Food for Jayhawks Food Assistance Dining Plan, funds held through Kansas University Endowment Association (KUEA), exists to provide meals to students experiencing temporary or ongoing food insecurity. Once approved, the student is provided with a $440 KU Dining Plan, which is $440 in Dining dollars that can be used at any KU Dining Services location. Information about a student might be shared with Financial Aid to determine eligibility for the dining plan. The dining plan is not considered a loan and does not require repayment. Processing a dining plan will take 48-72 hours.

The University Honors Program Emergency Aid Fund is for Honors students that are experiencing a small, unforeseen expense, emergency, or financial crisis. Students must be admitted into the KU Honors Program.