Veteran Emergency Assistance Funds

The Veteran Emergency Assistance Funds are designed to address exceptional financial hardship faced by Veteran students caused by recent unexpected life events that could affect their continuing education. Examples of emergency situations include, but are not limited to, house fire, unanticipated medical issues, homelessness, unanticipated marital separation, change in income, and/or job loss. The Foundation has several funds established specifically with the purpose of assisting Veterans. In most cases, assistance may come in the form of a grant, scholarship, or a loan.

To be eligible for emergency funds, you must have:

  • earned a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • be enrolled in at least 6 or more credit hours currently
  • Preference: students who have successfully completed a semester.

Students applying for Veteran Emergency Assistance Funds understand that:

  • funds are generally not used for tuition, professional development courses, or other school-imposed fees; however, exceptions can sometimes be made.
  • funds will not be issued to students. Instead, the funds will be issued directly to the vendor.
  • applications are reviewed throughout the year; therefore there is no deadline for applying
  • dependents and spouses are not eligible to receive these funds
  • emergency funding is only available to one student per family
  • emergency funds cannot be transferred to other students. Only the person who applied for and was awarded the funds is eligible to use them.

If awarded, please note:

  • Awards will be made based on the availability of funds and appropriateness of the request.
  • Applicants will be notified via email of the decision and will be given the steps to accept the funds, if approved.
  • Students are required to submit a thank you letter to the Foundation. No funds will be issued without the thank you letter, if letter is not submitted by the deadline, the scholarship, grant or loan will be forfeited.
  • Funds will be issued directly to the vendor within 10 business days after the student’s thank you letter is received and approved.

Award
Varies
Deadline
12/29/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. Provide an explanation of your exceptional need/circumstances and why this assistance is needed.
  2. Please describe the expense(s) that you are seeking emergency assistance for.
  3. Are you currently enrolled in any classes at the Fauquier campus?
  4. Are you an eligible Veteran, Active Reservist or Guardsmen?
  5. Laurel Ridge Coordinator of Veterans Affairs Verification
  6. Employer Name & Position
  7. Monthly Income
  8. Expenses
  9. Are you recieving SNAP Benefits?
  10. Vendor Name
  11. Vendor Account Number
  12. Vendor Address
  13. Vendor Phone Number
  14. Upload invoice/bill from the Vendor.
  15. Who are your instructors this semester?
  16. Financial Aid Office Verification: Send to Kaitlyn Lambert at klambert@laurelridge.edu
  17. By submitting my application, I certify that: 1) the information on this application is complete, true and correct and 2) I am in need of this funding to continue my education at Laurel Ridge Community College. I understand that if I provide inaccurate information, I may be required to repay the money and may not be awarded Foundation scholarships in the future. I understand I must notify the Financial Aid Office if I drop or audit any classes during the semester which I apply.
  18. Upon submission of my application and the required verification, the Foundation will contact you to schedule a meeting. Please provide best number to contact you at below.
  19. How did you hear about the emergency assistance application?
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