BMCC and CUNY have released some funds for students in financial difficulties due to the coronavirus. This may be especially important because some of you may not receive a stimulus check, depending on your age and student status (CLICK HERE for the official IRS page on the stimulus checks, including an option to track your payment).
I don’t personally know how large the BMCC student grants are, but my guess is at least a few hundred dollars. The information below comes directly from Marva Craig, Dean of Students.
The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and has disrupted all of our lives. In response, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) has received funds to offer COVID-19 Emergency Grants to eligible students who are facing financial hardships due to the pandemic. The purpose of the grant is to help students address their immediate financial needs and support them to continue their education.
If you know a student who is being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and in need of emergency assistance, please have them contact the BMCC Single Stop Office at email@example.com for further information. Please have them include their phone number and 8-digit CUNYfirst ID Number. A staff member from the BMCC Single Stop Office will follow up with the student directly as soon as their inquiry is received. Please note that all grant requests require an online application and supporting documentation.
Please encourage your students to contact the BMCC Single Stop Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Stay Safe and Healthy,
Prof. Jaime Weida