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Student Support Fund

The Pat Tetreault & PFLAG Lincoln LGBTQA+ Student Support Fund

The LGBTQA+ Center assists students who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses causing short-term financial hardship that requires immediate attention to keep a student in college. This fund is designated to assist LGBTQA+ students or student supporters/those who are allied to the LGBTQA+ community who are not reasonably able to resolve their financial difficulty through scholarships, loans, or other Financial Aid awards. This fund is being administered by the LGBTQA+ Center in accordance with applicable University rules and policies. University Foundations, in partnership with PFLAG Lincoln and the LGBTQA+ Center, has established a fund designated to address the needs of LGBTQA+ students and allies.

The Pat Tetreault/PFLAG-Lincoln Student Support Fund’s purpose is to help pay actual expenses. The fund is not a loan and does not need to be repaid.

Student Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have a short-term financial hardship.
  • Must have looked into financial aid options.
  • Is impacted as a member of theLGBTQA+ community or as a supporter of the LGBTQA+ community (e.g., they have lost some financial support as an ally.)
  • Must have a record of good conduct.

Amount: Student Support Fund awards are made to reimburse students for actual expense, so the amount will vary, up to $750. Students will be awarded at most one Student Support Fund per academic year.Payment will be made to cover the expense. Money will not be given directly to an individual.

Eligible Expenses: Any unanticipated or unusual expenses outside of the typical budget will be considered. Student Support Funds are not intended for tuition or student fees unless an emergency has occurred where one semester of tuition and/or fees need help being payed. Each case will be considered on its own merits. These are limited, non-state dollars acquired through donations to the University Foundation specifically for this fund.

Application Process:

  1. Completed application form, with supporting documentation (e.g., the bill), submitted to Pat Tetreault (lgbtqa@unl.edu), or a printed copy turned at the LGBTQA+ Center, 346 Nebraska Union.
  2. Fund selection: The Student Support Fund Committee will review the application and make their recommendations. Final approval requires the signature of the Director of the LGBTQA+ Center, Pat Tetreault. A student application may be required to meet with any of the above to further assess the merits of the emergency grant request.

Application Checklist –Please ensure you have all required documents before submitting

  • Completed application form
  • Documentation of need
  • Latest income tax return (Not required if student has a FAFSA on file)
  • Itemized budget for funds being requested (amount, payment to, due date)

Donations: If you would like to contribute to the Student Support Fund, please contact pat.tetreault@unl.edu for more information!

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