Columbia GSAPP has established a $250,000 Emergency Fund to assist students with unexpected expenses related to COVID-19. The fund was created by the Dean’s Office with the generous support of donors and alumni, who contributed specifically to support the student community facing hardships during this time.
The GSAPP Emergency Fund is for GSAPP students enrolling in the Fall 2020 semester who have urgent COVID-19-related financial emergencies that cannot be addressed by any other sources. These taxable stipends may vary in amount and will not exceed a cumulative total of $1,000 per student. The deadline to apply for the first round of funding is August 23, 2020 and the funds will be disbursed after the start of the Fall semester in September 2020.