Local and University Resources
The University of Memphis has created a list of resources for students who are having financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find information here.
Students experiencing food insecurity can contact Tiger Pantry for assistance.
Law Student Emergency Relief Fund
The available funds from the Law Student Emergency Relief Fund have all been awarded. Therefore, we are no longer accepting applications for financial assistance from this fund.
If you are need of financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here for information about other resources or contact Dean Aden for assistance. You can apply for assistance from the Rosie Bingham Student Emergency Fund here.
Supporting student well-being and success are our primary concern right now. We want to encourage students to ask for what you need, and ask you to understand that our ability to meet students' needs depends on everyone asking only for what they need. Our ability to help students also depends on students who are eligible seeking resources from other organizations first. We ask that you consult the list of resources the university has compiled here and see if you are eligible for any of these resources.
If you are unable to get the support you need from these other resources, we have established an emergency grant program generously funded by AccessLex Institute to assist students who are currently experiencing an unexpected financial personal or medical situation.
Grant funds are limited and will be considered on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. Students may apply for an emergency grant amount up to $1000.
To be considered for this grant, please complete an application to be reviewed by the Emergency Grant Committee. Emergency grants will be made on a timely basis upon approval by the Committee. The Committee will seek clarification of application requests, as necessary.
Examples Of Emergencies To Be Considered Include:
• Funds necessary to ensure access to WiFi in a place with the conditions necessary
for learning through the end of Spring Semester
• Sudden loss resulting in lack of funds for food or basic living expenses
• Emergency travel home for illness or bereavement in the immediate family
• Uninsured dental/medical/healthcare expenses
• Housing displacement due to unsafe, unhealthy, or unpredictable living conditions
• Temporary loss of student's job or jobs and/or job-search-related expenses
• Theft of books, clothing or essential belongings