Who is eligible?
Any student who is currently enrolled in iMentor's Post-Secondary Program
What type of expenses qualify for the emergency fund?
The purpose of the iMentor Post-Secondary Program Emergency Fund is to provide students with financial support to cover expenses that would prevent them from enrolling into or persisting in college or another post-secondary education option, or that would prevent them for getting or keeping a job. Students may apply for these one-time financial awards to cover the following kinds of expenses:
- Room & Board
- Personal Expenses (food and other critical personal items)
- Clothes for a job interview or new job
How to apply?
Complete and submit the Emergency Fund Application
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to currently be matched with a mentor or be in regular communication with my mentor?
Do I have to be a US Citizen?
No. Immigration status is NOT considered and students are encouraged to apply regardless of immigration status.
Is there a deadline to apply for financial assistance?
No. These funds are intended to address real time, unexpected circumstances and therefore, students or mentors are encouraged to reach out to their Program Manager anytime to inquire about available funds.
Do I need to repay the award?
No, this is a one-time grant that does not need to be repaid to iMentor.
Are part-time college students eligible to apply?
Can I apply if I am no longer enrolled in college and need help paying an overdue balance?
Yes, if paying the overdue balance will result in your re-enrollment in college. Students in this situation will need to submit proof that they will be re-enrolled in the next semester.
How do I submit my application?
See the section "How to Apply," above.
What are the expectations of award recipients?
Award recipients are expected to:
- Maintain enrollment in their post-secondary education pathway (college, gap/service year program, certification program or vocational training, or military)
- Commit to attend all advising sessions
- Provide their college transcript or progress updates for their program
- Apply (or re-apply) for FAFSA and state financial aid, and provide documentation, where applicable
- Work with their Program Manager and mentor to develop a financial plan and budget to cover future educational costs
What do I do if I have additional questions?
Reach out directly to your Program Manager.