Helping Students in Need

Did you know the Foundation facilitates emergency aid to students in need of immediate financial support? Your donation could be the difference that keeps a promising student in the classroom instead of putting aside their academic goals to focus on finding a way to pay for unexpected circumstances.

Emergency Aid for Students

The NOVA Foundation's emergency fund is used for one-time payments that are only allocated for sudden, unexpected, or unforeseen circumstances that impact a student’s ability to remain in school.

Emergency situations include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Temporary loss of job or income
  • Homelessness or sudden loss of housing
  • Fire in living quarters
  • Theft of computer, books, clothing or other essential belongings
  • Medical/dental emergency
  • Food or transportation needs
  • Loss of child care


Eligible recipients must:

  • Be a registered NOVA student during the semester in which the funds would apply (credit or non-credit)
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA)
  • Provide documentation of the emergency
  • Not have received emergency funds during the current academic year

No amount is too small to help a student who needs emergency aid. Many recipients tell us $500 at a critical time keeps them in school. If you are interested in helping our students in need, please click here to donate.

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