Betty Chavis Emergency Fund

The Betty Chavis Emergency Fund was established to provide support for Michigan Tech students who are experiencing a financial emergency due to unforeseen circumstances; this fund is not intended to meet an unmet Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or to pay for school supplies.

What Is Considered to Be a Financial Emergency?

  • The death of an immediate family member
  • An immediate family member is ill and requires your assistance
  • An illness that requires immediate medical care and/or medication
  • A personal injury or accident
  • Victim of a crime
  • Other emergency situation

What Are the Eligibility Requirements?

An applicant must

  • be a United States citizen,
  • be a registered Michigan Tech undergraduate or masters student at the time the application is submitted  (applicant may be a part-time student),
  • be facing an emergency situation (as described above),
  • demonstrate financial need, and
  • be committed to using funds as designated.

What Is the Award Amount?

The award amount is based on a review of your application materials by the dean of students (or the dean’s designee) and a representative from the Financial Aid Office. The amount of financial assistance awarded typically does not exceed $500 and can be awarded only once in a calendar year.

How Do I Apply?

  1. Complete the application.
  2. Submit an enrollment verification form (can be requested through the Registrar’s Office).
  3. Submit supplemental documents (if you have anything that supports your request).