Emergency Funding

The Puentes Student Relief Fund is an emergency stipend for Puentes Scholarship recipients who are dealing with an unanticipated life event. Students are able to receive one-time funding for up to $1000.
The intention of this fund is to provide support to a student who is faced with a financial emergency which might otherwise cause the student to stop or pause their educational goals. Awards are given based on need and dependent upon available emergency funds. This award will only be granted after a student has exhausted all other funding options.
The Puentes Program Coordinator and KIPP Through College staff will review your request and email you with an approval or denial within one week. If you are approved, you will be notified of the expected time until you receive your check.
Expenses covered include, but are not limited to: required class expenses not covered by the bookstore loan, fees for exams or certifications required for degree completion but not covered by tuition or financial aid, personal medical, dental, or mental health emergencies, emergency family medical or death expenses, safety and Health related needs, rent and utilities, care for dependents, costs related to major accidents or loss due to fire, theft, or natural disaster, legal fees, housing deposits
Expenses NOT covered include, but are not limited to: tuition & Fees, student travel/conference, non-essential utilities, costs of entertainment, recreation, personal, or non-emergency travel expenses, outstanding personal debt

Please log into your Puentes Profile to complete an Emergency Funds Request.