Thank you for applying for the Chicago Scholars Lifeline Emergency Fund. Team Lift is here to support you and glad to see you advocate for yourself and your needs by requesting financial assistance. We do have some limits to our funding, but we will work with you to identify how much we can provide depending on your need (or identify other resources if we can't provide funds).
- Students must be a part of the Chicago Scholars program and enrolled in an undergraduate program. Scholars who have graduated or enrolled in graduate school are not eligible to apply.
The next pages of the application will ask basic information regarding your situation and the option to upload relevant documentation (lease, bills, etc.)Eligible expenses may include, but are not limited to:
- Rent, utilities, transportation, groceries, personal/toiletry items, certain medical expenses.
- Unfortunately, we do not provide funds for tuition. On rare occasions we'll support with an emergency that leaves you with a past-due balance. Please contact Team Lift for support in figuring out a plan for tuition payments.
- Credit card purchases and certain medical bills as these expenses can be set up on a payment plan through the biller.
After submitting your application, we will be in touch within 3-5 business days. If your application is extremely urgent or time sensitive, please reach out to Team Lift.
Thank you for connecting with us. If you have questions before completing the application, or want support as you're filling it out, contact Team Lift at TeamLift@chicagoscholars.org or schedule time during our office hours