Dornsife Student Emergency Fund
The Dornsife Student Emergency Fund (SEF) was established to help full-time Dornsife School of Public Health undergraduate and graduate students who are in need of immediate financial assistance due to unforeseen circumstances or emergency expenses that are related to COVID-19 pandemic. The spirit of this funding is to support emergency circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Dornsife SEF is designed to provide one-time, short-term funding for expenses or costs resulting from temporary hardships. The Dornsife SEF is not designed to support routine expenses, such as rent/tuition. Students who are experiencing long-term financial hardships due to a change in circumstances should review Drexel Central/Financial Aid regarding a Financial Aid Appeal.
Please note funding is limited and not guaranteed, and therefore not all requests may be fulfilled. In some cases, partial funding may be approved.
Professional Development/Conference Travel Award
NOTE: In light of Drexel’s response to coronavirus prohibiting all domestic and international University travel, the Professional Development/Conference Travel Award is suspended until further notice.
Each year, Student Affairs receives requests from students to fund professional development and conference opportunities. In order to fairly evaluate to these requests, we have standardized the way in which these requests are collected. Individual DSPH undergraduate and master’s students may request funding from Student Affairs for conference and professional development travel by completing the Professional Development/Conference Travel Award Request form. Doctoral students are not eligible for this award.
Given the number of requests and the limited financial resources that the department has, please understand that not all requests will be honored. Priority will be given to students who are near the end of their program, who have not requested funding from the department before, and who submit requests with significant advance notice.
The intention of the Professional Development/ Conference Travel Award is to provide supplemental funding for the following types of expenses: rail, shuttle, or air transportation, conference and registration fees, and/or hotel expenses. Requests for auto-rental, mileage, tolls, parking, ride sharing or taxi services, and/or meal funding are not eligible.
Please complete the funding request form and describe your professional development or conference opportunity. You will be asked to provide the following information: a brief rationale for your request, an estimated budget, and to share photos and a review upon the conclusion of the event. This information may be shared on the department’s website, Facebook page, or in reports to the upper administration. We will process reimbursements after we receive your materials.
Funding requests must be submitted at least four weeks in advance. The maximum level of support that Student Affairs provides is $200. Please note that funding is limited and is not guaranteed, so applicants should consider alternative sources of funding.
Please send the completed request form to Michelle McDermott.