CARES Act / Celt Care Hardship Disaster Award

Students who are currently enrolled and are experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19 related changes may apply for CARES Act funding / Celt Care Hardship Award. This application is for an initial award – please do not submit this application and a Celt Care II application at the same time.

Awards will be considered to cover hardships such as the following:
*Laptops and internet access to those students who will not otherwise be able to complete their coursework.
*Immediate support for students facing housing challenges or food insecurity.
*Funds for students who have lost wages or jobs they depend on to pay for their education and support themselves or their families.
*Resources for students who need emergency medical and mental health services.

*The hardships listed above are examples and not an exhaustive list.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please let us know why you are applying for a hardship award.
    • Check all that apply. If you select "other" please explain in your statement.
  2. We can only disburse funds to students who are enrolled in courses. Please provide the following information:
    • Are you applying for fall? A separate application will be released in August for fall awards.
    • Summer I hours
    • Summer II hours
  3. Please submit a detailed statement describing your hardship as related to the COVID-19 pandemic.