PROJECT SUCCESS EMERGENCY AID PROGRAM AND APPLICATION 

This emergency aid program is a grant program designed to assist students experiencing unforeseen financial obstacles that may hinder their academic persistence and completion.

Program Description

The Center for Student Success is happy to announce the University of the Virgin Islands' participation in the Project Success Emergency Aid Program. The UVI, Emergency Aid Program, is designed to support students' persistence toward the certificate and/or degree completion by removing unforeseen financial obstacles from their path, which could cause students to abandon their plans for higher education if not resolved quickly. Full and part-time students are eligible for a total of $500 of financial assistance. Students are eligible for financial aid to pay for unforeseen costs, including, but not limited to, utilities, housing/rent, food, medical/dental, transportation, childcare, etc. 

This Program is available to full-time and part-time students (6-11.5 credits) with a cummulative GPA of 2.0 or above.

Program constraints do not allow funds for school expenses such as tuition, books, supplies, required tools/equipment, or fines. Funds cannot pay off prior balances owed to the College. Monies cannot be paid directly to the student. The funds are delivered to the third party involved (e.g., dentist office for emergency tooth extraction) or via a gift card (e.g., food from The Market). 

Students experiencing unforeseen financial difficulties can apply for financial help by completing the following two steps: 

1. Contact the Assistant Director of the Center for Student Success, 

2. Complete the application process, Log in to https://uvi.dreamkeepers.org/login.php and click the 'Start Application' button under 'New User' to begin the online application. 

In addition to a completed online application, students must also upload documentation supporting their need for financial assistance (e.g., a quote from a dentist's office). Incomplete applications cannot be considered. 

Once a student meets with the Assistant Director of the Center for Student Success and completes the online application, the Committee reviews the documents; they are notified within two business days of whether their emergency aid request application is approved. 

The monies will be distributed within two business days of application approval. In other words, once an application is submitted, the process of gaining approval, and fund distribution will take no longer than four business days. This time frame is based on the student completing steps 1 and 2 identified above.

This emergency aid program is a grant program designed to assist students experiencing unforeseen financial obstacles that may hinder their academic persistence and completion.

Program Contact:

Dr. Maria Fleming
Assistant Director of the Center for Student Success / Director of Summer Bridge
University of the Virgin Islands
Center for Student Success
Albert A. Sheen Campus
RR 1 Box 10,000
Kingshill, USVI 00850-9781
mflemin@live.uvi.edu
(340) 692-4183