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OHSU-PSU SPH Student Emergency Fund

The OHSU-PSU SPH Student Emergency Fund has been created to provide limited emergency financial assistance to currently enrolled SPH students who are experiencing unanticipated financial hardship resulting from emergency or crisis situations. If your current need aligns with the fund’s purpose, please apply using this link to the Student Emergency Fund application, for review by the SPH Associate Dean for Social Justice’s team. 

Once your application is processed, you will receive an email notification with instructions for accessing your funds. In order for your payment to be processed, the PSU Foundation (which is administering these funds) will need to collect certain information and forms from you. These will include IRS Tax forms, since these payments are considered taxable income. 


Application Process
  1. Complete an SPH Student Emergency Fund Application. A request will be considered complete when the online form is submitted.
  2. Your completed request is reviewed for approval. Criteria for approval will be based on eligibility and availability of funds.
  3. You will be notified by email to confirm receipt of your application and to provide follow-up instructions.
Eligibility 
  • Currently enrolled in an SPH program
  • Experiencing an unexpected financial hardship 
Fund Stipulations
Each student applicant for the fund will receive a set payment in the amount of $100 until the fund is depleted. Emergency fund payments issued to students are taxable. If you are currently on the PSU payroll, the funds are considered income and if you are currently receiving financial aid, receiving an award from this fund may affect your financial aid package. If you have any questions about this, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 503-725-3461 to discuss your options.
 
About the Fund
The OHSU-PSU SPH Student Emergency Fund is made possible through the generous donations of SPH Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni and community members. We fundraise for this account on Giving Tuesday (the Tuesday following Thanksgiving), during PSU’s Day of Giving, and through personal fundraising drives by individual donors. 
 

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The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (“School” or “SPH”) is a partnership between Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University. School of Public Health graduate students study, work, and socialize across the universities‘ three campuses (OHSU’s Marquam Hill campus, the South Waterfront campus, and PSU’s downtown campus), and enjoy the resources of both institutions as they pursue their studies.

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