Student Emergency Fund

In 2011 the Student Programs Committee of the School of Medicine Alumni Board recommended the establishment of an emergency fund based on input from student and resident members of the Alumni Association board.

This assists medical students in special circumstances who face situations that make continuing medical school impossible. This assistance gift is not meant to replace scholarships or loans but help the individual over a brief period of crisis with funds to bridge a gap in funding.  The gift, which will affect cost of attendance and student loan amounts is by application process and is limited up to an amount of $2,000.

Examples of appropriate uses of the fund include;

  • serious illness of a medical student or family member
  • travel to assist with family emergencies such as a death in the family, or care of an acutely ill child or parent.
  • Financial straits that prohibit a students payment of fees for exams by an unforseen circumstance.

How to Apply

The Student Programs Committee will have discretion regarding what constitutes an emergency need. Awards will be given in amounts up to $2,000.To be considered for help from the School of Medicine Alumni Association complete the application.

Support the Student Emergency Fund

Anyone can donate to the fund. Mail your contribution to the specifying that you would like your gift to directly apply to the University of Utah School of Medicine, Student Emergency Fund.

SOM Alumni Association
540 Arapeen Drive, Suite 125
Salt Lake City, UT 84108 or MAKE A GIFT ONLINE.

If you would like to learn more about the Alumni Student Emergency Fund please send an email to somalumni@hsc.utah.edu or call (801) 581-8591.

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