WPI has demonstrated multiple times that it is a community that cares. The Emergency Assistance Fund has been established to assist our WPI community members who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic event due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The number of people who can be assisted by the WPI Emergency Assistance Fund is subject to the availability of funds. These funds are not intended to be used for routine expenses, or as a consistent supplement to an individual’s funding sources; individual grants are generally capped at $1,000 each. Requests must be urgent in nature.
Awards will be considered one-time distributions with no expectation of repayment. Amounts will be determined on a case by case basis. Representatives from the Dean of Students, Talent & Inclusion, University Advancement and/or our Student Aid and Financial Literacy offices will be coordinating these efforts.
Individuals must complete the Emergency Assistance Fund Request form in order to be considered for funding.
Individuals may also be referred to other sources of assistance that may be more appropriate to their circumstances.