Emergency Grants

Emergency grants are awarded to students who encounter extraordinary events or circumstances that could negatively affect their ability to continue their studies at McLennan. Emergency grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis and generally do not exceed $250. In most situations, students may only receive one emergency grant within any 12-month period.

Emergency grants are available to current McLennan students who have a minimum GPA of 2.0. "Current" means that you are, at the time of the application, attending classes. For example, if you are not attending summer classes but are registered for fall, you would not be eligible for an emergency grant during the summer. To be eligible to receive a grant in the summer, the student must already be enrolled for classes for the following fall semester.

Q: What qualifies as an "emergency"?
Unexpected circumstances, such as loss of job, car repairs, or unforeseen medical expenses.

Q: How do I apply for an emergency grant?

  1. Complete the application, found here.
  2. Provide an essay explaining the emergency situation.
  3. Ask a current instructor, advisor, or success coach to email a recommendation to

Applications are not complete until all items above are received. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Q: How long does it take to receive emergency funds?
A: If approved, emergency grants can take 7-10 business days to post to student accounts.

Students are required to meet with Shelley Cotten, Coordinator of Operations & Scholarships after completing the Emergency Grant application.
Please contact Shelley for an appointment at 299-8818 or email

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