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Circumstances that impact a students’ mental health can prevent students from achieving academic success and continuing their education. The College offers short-term funds to students experiencing a situation that is negatively impacting their mental and emotional well-being.
These funds provide temporary financial support for situations or circumstances which are beyond the student’s control, such as a death in the family, accident, loss of property, loss of income, or the need for mental health services.
Description: Student funds are available to currently enrolled students in the Spring 2022 semester who are experiencing a hardship or crisis that has impacted their mental and emotional well-being and could impact their ability to remain enrolled in school.
Qualifications and Criteria Overview:
• The student mental health funds are designated to off-set short-term financial needs and are not intended to replace financial aid, scholarships, or any form of social services funding.
• Funding is limited to a one-time financial support not to exceed $1,000.
• Applicant must be registered for the spring 2022 semester.
• Applications will be reviewed regularly. Each application will be reviewed by a committee representing the Division of Advancement, Financial Aid, and Academic Affairs, EMSA, Office of Residential Life and Learning Communities, and Hazen Center for Integrated Care.
• Exceptions to these guidelines may be made at the discretion of the committee. Applications will be treated as private and information will be shared beyond the committee and administering college offices, only if necessary.
Applicant must provide documentation that verifies the student is currently receiving services from a mental health provider, including but not limited to: a) a receipt of payment for an office visit including date of service and students name, or b) a note from a mental health provider stating that the student is under their care and date of most recent appointment.
Please note: Do not include information about the student’s mental health condition/diagnosis or specific treatment modalities. Please redact this information from your documentation before you attach it to the application.
Funding Criteria: The general conditions that may impact a student’s mental health and qualify a student to apply for the mental health financial assistance include, but are not limited to the following:
• Death in the family
• Victim of a crime or accident
• Need for treatment related mental health care
• Accessible, equitable and inclusive services to support mental health and wellness
• Recent traumatic experience or event
• Transportation for off-campus community mental health provider appointments (Uber, medical transport services, gas)
• Loss of income
• Gender affirming care and supplies
• LGBT affirming wellness
This is not a complete list of eligible expenses that will be considered. Please note that all requests may not be fulfilled.
How to Apply
Students enrolled in the Spring 2022 semester are eligible to apply. Please complete and submit the application at the Golden Eagle Opportunity Fund link. Each application will be reviewed thoroughly and confidentially on a case-by-case basis. Applications will be treated as private and information will be shared beyond the committee and administering college offices only when necessary to make a funding decision.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. It may take two to three weeks from the time the application is submitted until approved financial resources are disbursed.
Hazen Counseling Center; Student Accessibility Services; BPT Basic Needs for Students Webpage; EagleCares Center: SUNY Brockport (concerncenter.com)