The SOS Fund Application is now open and available to all current graduate and professional students. Priority will be given to applicants currently experiencing housing, basic needs and COVID-19 related insecurities. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis through 11:59PM on Friday, April 30, 2021. Please keep in mind that applying to this fund does not guarantee funding. Further, having been previously awarded funding–in any way–from the GA, the Student Advocate’s Office (SAO), or other campus entity does not guarantee S.O.S. funding. In the event that an individual is granted an S.O.S. Fund grant, there is no guarantee that they will be awarded $1,000 (as is the current cap). Students can apply to the S.O.S. once per semester, and are capped at receiving S.O.S. grants to once per academic year. Applications can find detailed information regarding the SOS Fund in the 2020-2021 funding guide.
This Fund was created through GA Resolution 1903A, in recognition of the various circumstances that may come to impact a student’s term as a student on campus and in recognition of how existing forms of campus financial support were: (1) insufficient in capturing need, (2) often restrictive of circumstances that graduate and professional students may face, and (3) had significant institutional and relational barriers to access.