Established and funded by the Dean’s Office, the GSAPP Emergency Fund was initially created in 2020 to support the student community facing hardships resulting from the impact of COVID-19.
Columbia GSAPP continues to assist students with unexpected financial needs through an Emergency Fund in the 2022-2023 academic year. The GSAPP Emergency Fund is for current GSAPP students who are enrolled full time and have urgent financial need that cannot be addressed by any other sources. These taxable stipends vary in amount and may be up to $1,000 per student in each application round. Students who have already received a stipend from the fund’s prior rounds and continue to experience financial hardship may re-apply for an additional stipend.
The Emergency Fund also welcomes gifts from friends and alumni whose contributions help support student success.