The Student Assistance Fund makes small awards to help eligible students with indirect costs of attendance such as books, printing and copying costs, film, developing, other required course supplies, personal items, transportation, and food. This fund was established primarily through the generous support of Emerson staff and faculty members, demonstrating their commitment to the success of Emerson students inside and outside the classroom.

Student Assistance Fund (SAF) award amounts generally range in value from $10 to a few hundred dollars. Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students may apply. Applicants must indicate the specific purpose(s) of their request, including item(s) and estimated costs, in the short online application.

Applications are accepted throughout the year from currently enrolled students. Every attempt will be made to provide a response to applicants as quickly as possible. Depending on circumstances and the nature of the request, it may take up to several weeks for the funds to be awarded. SAF award values are added to a student's financial aid package for the semester in which they are used.

Apply to the Student Assistance Fund (SAF)

Students' financial need is reviewed in determining eligibility. Due to limited funding, not all students who apply will be awarded funds.

  1. Go to the SFS Portal (Complete Duo Push after clicking the link)
  2. In the Supplement Funding Application section, click on the purple “Student Assistance Fund” button
  3. When the new page opens, follow the instructions to complete and submit the form

Apply to the SAF

Donate to the SAF

If you would like to make a donation to the Student Assistance Fund, please click below. 100% of contributions to the Student Assistance Fund are distributed directly to students. (Make sure that you click "Student Assistance Fund" from the list of possible scholarships.) We welcome gifts of any amount and offer our sincere thanks in advance for your support of Emerson's students!

Donate to the SAF