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Saint Paul University COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Saint Paul University and partnering groups have introduced a new emergency fund to support students who find themselves in a difficult financial situation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligibility criteria

Students are eligible to apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Fund if they meet the following criteria:

  • Are currently in an insecure financial situation
  • Are registered full-time at Saint Paul University for the Winter 2020 term

Insecure financial situations

Examples of financial insecurity include — but are not limited to —the following:

  • Inability to cover the costs of food and essential household items
  • Inability to cover the costs of unexpected online studies, loan of laptop, mobile data if no Wi-Fi connection is available at home
  • Inability to make rent payments
  • Unforeseen expenses incurred by international students who remain in Canada due to travel restrictions and the closure of the borders of their country of origin.

The maximum amount that can be awarded to each student is $400. The most urgent situations will receive priority, depending on the availability of funds.

How to Apply

To apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Fund, please fill out the application form. Submit your completed form to sec_gen@ustpaul.ca.

Contributors

This emergency fund was made possible due to the generosity of the following groups:

  • SPUSA – Saint Paul University Student Association
  • Saint Paul University Professors Association
  • Local chapter of part-time faculty affiliated with the Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Saint Paul University administrative support staff represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
  • Saint Paul University


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