Student Support Fund
Dean Elena Langan, the faculty and administration of Touro Law Center are concerned about the health and wellbeing of our students during this terrible COVID-19 pandemic. Through a grant awarded by AccessLex and generous donations from alumni, faculty, administrators, staff and friends of the Law Center, an Emergency Student Support Fund has been set up to assist students who are currently experiencing financial difficulties.
Students may apply for a grant in an amount not to exceed $1,000. Because there is a limited amount of funds we ask students to apply for only what they need. Applications will be reviewed on Monday, May 4, 2020. If all of the funds are not distributed, applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis until all funds are distributed. Bonnie Lazarus, Associate Director of Financial Aid, will also be consulted as part of the review process. Students must be eligible for financial aid to receive a grant. If you have not applied for financial aid for this academic year, you may still do so. Pursuant to federal regulations, students who are currently receiving financial aid, or who apply for financial aid for this academic year, will have the amount of the Emergency Student Support Fund award included as part of their financial aid package. A four-person committee will review the applications and make recommendations to Dean Langan.
Emergencies to be considered include:
- Funds for food and personal necessities;
- Funds necessary to obtain technology needed for online classes (e.g. webcam, mic/speaker, WiFi) or to repair existing technology;
- Funds necessary to pay utilities;
- Funds necessary for other expenses as a result of dealing with COVID-19 or as a result of job loss;
- Uninsured medical/dental healthcare expenses.
Priority will be given to individuals in critical need of food and other necessities. Other considerations will include family support pressures and other compelling needs.
Apply here to for an Emergency Student Support grant.