Thanks to a gift from an anonymous donor, Goddard is able to offer an emergency fund for students in the Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFAW) Program experiencing an unforeseen financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 virus.
The mission of the fund is to assist students in completing their semester when otherwise they would not be able to enroll or to continue their enrollment at Goddard due to unexpected financial circumstances.
The MFA in Creative Writing Student Emergency Fund is a gift of up to $5,000 to eligible students per semester to help cover unexpected expenses as a result of the COVID-19 virus, including room and board expenses (such as rent and groceries); tuition fees that cannot be covered by financial aid, extension fees, books and materials, help toward replacing a piece of equipment necessary to a successful semester (such as a computer, printer, camera, etc.); childcare costs during the semester; vehicle maintenance necessary for schooling; emergency health care costs incurred during the semester; and other costs that are deemed educationally necessary for a successful semester as determined by the fund’s committee members.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by a committee comprised of staff and MFAW faculty, who will decide final awards based on demonstrated financial need.
- The grant will be open to any current or incoming student in the MFAW program, regardless of their financial aid status, who has demonstrated need
- Students must be currently enrolled in the MFAW program, and are not eligible if they have deferred
- Students are expected to in good faith use the received fund to continue their academic progress at Goddard College and complete the semester for which they have received funding
- Students who withdraw or defer before the start of a semester should relinquish their award, and are eligible to apply again when they re-enroll.