MONTICELLO — Students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello facing unexpected financial hardships that could impact their ability to stay in school and graduate will now have access to one-time emergency financial aid through a newly created Student Success Fund.


All revenue in the Student Success Fund comes from private donations made to the UAM Foundation Fund.


“So many times, we see students who say they have to withdraw from classes because of some unexpected financial crisis,” Dr. John Davis, director of university relations, said.


“They may have a car that needs to be repaired or an unexpectedly high heating bill. They may need to pay for temporary child care or additional instructional materials not covered in their scholarship of financial aid. These are the types of things that can stand in the way of students progressing toward earning a degree and that goes against everything we’re striving to accomplish.”


Any UAM student in good academic standing enrolled at the Monticello, Crossett or McGehee campuses who can present a documented need and has exhausted all other financial aid options qualifies for consideration. A Student Success Fund Committee comprised of faculty and staff will meet every two weeks, or as needed, to consider applications and award.


Applications are available on the UAM website. Paper copies are available in the Office of Financial Aid.


For more information, contact the Office of Advancement at (870) 460-1028.