College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Dreamkeepers Emergency Assistance Grant

Sponsor: Dreamkeepers Emergency Financial Assistance  

Scholarship URL: http://dreamkeep.umd.edu/


Scholarship Description

The Dreamkeepers Emergency Financial Assistance program at the University of Maryland is designed to help students avoid dropping out of school when faced with unforeseen financial difficulties. Dreamkeepers can help ease student worries about housing, food and utilities, tuition and books, transportation, childcare and medical needs, allowing students faced with sudden financial obstacles to focus their energy on education.


Eligibility Requirements

How to Apply
Dreamkeepers provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. Dreamkeepers assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

In order to qualify for the Dreamkeepers Emergency Assistance Grant students must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate Student at the University of Maryland in a degree-seeking program
  • Registered during the semester when your application is received
  • Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress/Good Academic Standing
  • Have a FAFSA form on file for the current school year
The list of expenses the Dreamkeepers Emergency Assistance Grant can be used to assist students with includes:
  • Utilities
  • Housing/Rent
  • Food/Meals
  • Medical/Dental expenses
  • Personal automobile expenses
  • Public transportation/bus pass
  • Child care
  • Gas
For more information on applying, please contact Malina Heng with the Office of Student Financial Aid at mheng@umd.edu or 301 314 9859.


Contact Information

Malina Heng

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