Emergency Funds

Lottie Fradkin Fund (Clark School)
  • Established by Janet Berman, these limited funds are used to support emergency grants to students in the Clark School. 
  • Students must demonstrate their financial need and be in good academic standing. 
  • Granted to students in extreme and extenuating financial situations, such as unable to afford housing, significant transportation costs, and/or inability to purchase meals/groceries. 
  • Students should submit the Clark School scholarships application and send an email to Dr. Nicole Roop at nroop@umd.edu in order to be considered for these funds.
Economic Crisis Response Grants (Division of Student Affairs)
  • Grants given for immediate need, including housing, food, medical and/or mental health care, transportation, or other emergency.
  • To be considered, email studentcrisisfund@umd.edu or call 301.314.8484.
Student Success Emergency Scholarship Fund (Division of Student Affairs)
  • Funds to assist students with unforeseen financial difficulties who cannot pay their past or current semesters tuition bill.
  • To be considered, contact Tony Randall at 301.405.8963 or jrandall@umd.edu
Fostering Terp Success  (Office of Family Engagement)
  • For students with a history of foster care involvement, are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, and lack a supportive family system
  • Email fosteringterpsuccess@umd.edu and a team member will respond to your email.

Other Resources

  • UMD Campus Pantry - Their mission is to alleviate food hardship by providing emergency food to UMD students, faculty, and staff in need.
  • Little Free Food Pantry - St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (4512 College Avenue, College Park) offers non-perishable food and hygiene items. The box is located beside the church parking lot just off Princeton Avenue.
  • College Park Community Food Bank- Through the Church of the Nazarene.
  • Hungry Terps Twitter Feed - Find food giveaways, free meals, and other free food on campus.
  • UMD's Basic Needs Security and Resources - Basic needs refers to the most essential resources required to be successful as a student at the University of Maryland, including food, housing, and financial stability. The UMD Dean of Students team works to connect students experiencing basic needs challenges with relevant resources.
  • FoodPantries.org - Find food pantries in your neighborhood.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality - The Center's website provides a list of resources for Mutual Aid and Emergency Funds.
If you have any questions or other resources to share with students, please contact Dr. Nicole Roop at nroop@umd.edu.