The fund can assist students with expenses resulting from an unexpected emergency, event or circumstance. The Emergency Fund is not intended to provide ongoing relief of recurring or routine expenses.

Examples of types of expenses that could qualify for Emergency Fund support:

  • Homelessness or sudden loss of housing
  • Food insecurity
  • Transportation expenses
  • Utility expenses
  • Replacement of personal items due to theft, fire or natural disaster
  • Tuition or academic materials

Who Can Apply

Any full- or part-time Brightpoint student who has declared a major may apply for Emergency Fund assistance. Students who receive Emergency Fund awards are not obligated to repay the award.

Size of Awards

A student may apply multiple times within 365 days for a maximum award of $500 per student per 365-day period.

How to Apply

Students can access the emergency fund in a number of ways:

  1. Referral by faculty or staff member
  2. Referral by the college's Care Team
  3. Self-referral

Students can apply to the Emergency Fund online or can download the application and turn it in to the Dean of Students Office

Apply to the Emergency Fund

The Office of the Dean of Students will make every effort to contact the student about his/her application request within two business days.

Dean of Students

Chester and Midlothian Campuses

Chester Campus


Moyar Hall, Room M109


Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Midlothian Campus

Trailblazer Hall, Room T205

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.