Funds available for urgent student needs
- Student emergency fund grants
- Black Student Equity Fund
Founded through the leadership of Black students in the classes of ’20, ’21 and ’22, the Black Student Equity Fund is used for, but not limited to, travel and other costs associated with College-sanctioned activities such as experiential learning or off-campus study; travel for emergency personal/family purposes; assistance with necessities such as books, fees, room & board, and tuition; fees for mental health care or other health-related costs; and any other costs that may be critical for the recipients’ thriving, learning and well-being. Apply here for Black Student Equity Funds.
- Contact the Dean of Students’ Office with any questions you may have.
- Women’s Advisory Board Fund
Application is sent out from International Student Services twice a year to international students. There are two application cycles and deadlines. Contact ISS for additional details.
Funds available for student organization activities or campus events
- Student Activities Funds for Chartered Student Organizations
See Scots Connect or contact Lowry Center & Student Activities (LCSA)
- Black Legacy Fund
Income from this endowed fund is used to support the programs and activities of organizations that represent black students on campus.
To apply, please visit the application form. To learn more, contact The Black Leadership Council.
- Sexuality and Gender Inclusion Funds for travel related to student organization activities
- CDI funding for student events
- Galpin Call-In Programming Funds
Funds for events and organizations related to diversity and inclusion. Contact the Center for Diversity & Inclusion for additional information.
Campus-funded fellowships and travel grants
- Student Research
- APEX grants & fellowships
- APEX fellowships
- APEX mini-grants
- Student funds for academic conference travel – contact APEX
- CDI funds for student conference participation
- Religious & Spiritual Life (RSL) Funding Sources
Due to the nature of these funds, all requests for support (regardless of amount) must be directed to the Chaplain/Director of Religious & Spiritual Life for final approval. Please contact Erin Guzmán.
- DeRose Endowment for Service Trips
Any student seeking financial assistance in order to participate in a College-sponsored Service Trip (such as Alternative Fall or Spring Break trips offered through Religious & Spiritual Life or the Wooster Volunteer Network), may submit requests to the Chaplain/Director of RSL. Dispersal amounts will be based on need relative to the cost of the trip, and some full scholarships will be available each year.
- DeRose Endowment for Seminary Travel
Any student interested in exploring seminary or theological education programs after Wooster (such as M.Div, MTS, or M.A. degree programs in Religious Studies, regardless of the student’s religious identity/tradition) may request financial assistance to subsidize travel, hotel/lodging, and food costs associated with their visit. All visits to seminaries/theological graduate programs must be discussed with the Chaplain/Director of RSL prior to scheduling so funds can be distributed accordingly. At this time, only visits to institutions within the United States are eligible for funding.
- DeRose Endowment for Leadership and Local Service/Outreach
Any student interested in organizing opportunities for local service/outreach (such as community engagement projects, food/clothing drives, etc.) or attending faith-based conferences focused on leadership development may request funding from the Chaplain/Director of RSL. Currently, these funds are specific to projects and opportunities focused on faith/religion and local community engagement (in/around Wooster), and any conference funding will be granted at the discretion of the Chaplain/Director of RSL following the parameters of the endowment. Please consult with the Chaplain/Director of RSL about eligibility.
- DeRose Endowment for Service Trips