Care Team Student Emergency Assistance Fund

The Student Emergency Assistance Fund was started in 2014 to provide emergency funding to students facing unexpected circumstances. Students often have little disposable incomes and face seemingly insurmountable challenges to completing their education when faced with an emergency, such as accidents, transportation issues, loss of employment, family illness, crime, or other unexpected occurrences. To assist these students who need assistance with one-time expenditures, the Student Emergency Assistance Fund was established by the MSUM Alumni Foundation. The fund is administered by the Care Team.


The Student Emergency Assistance fund is comprised of gifts made by parents, alumni, faculty and staff, and friends of the University. There are several ways to donate. If you would like to make a gift today that truly impacts the lives of students please go to the MSUM Foundation donation form and be sure to designate your contribution to the Student Emergency Assistance fund. Your gift is tax-deductible and you will receive a thank you letter. For additional questions and assistance, please email the MSUM Foundation and thank you for making a difference.

How can the Student Emergency Assistance Fund help me?

Apply for Funds

If you are a current MSUM student facing an emergency situation, you can apply for an emergency grant using the application form. The current maximum award amount is $500, and awards are based on available funding and at the sole discretion of the Care Team. Please fill out the application and email the form, along with any supporting documentation, to A member of the Care Team will contact you to further discuss your application.