The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund has been awarded to Bronx Community College for the purpose of providing quick-response emergency grants to matriculated students in good academic standing who are facing a short-term financial emergency. The goal of the Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund is to help students remain in school.

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must:

  • be a matriculated student in good academic standing.
  • complete and submit the Student Emergency Grant Application.
  • submit documentation to support his/her emergency.

Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund Application Instructions:

  • Type your statement of need (explain the emergency in detail,  include the monetary amount requested) Email the statement to
  • Complete the ARC Intake form  ARC INTAKE FORM
  • Submit the Petrie application and upload supporting documents through the following link Petrie Application (For a list of the required documents please the link Petrie Supporting Document Checklist)
  • Once your completed application, intake form, and typed statement have been received you will be contacted for a brief consultation. Individual grants will be awarded when a completed application has been received and approved by the Petrie Committee. Applications are approved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund Guidelines

Emergencies that qualify for a Petrie Grant include:

  • Homelessness or sudden loss of housing.
  • Fire in living quarters.
  • Travel expenses due to illness/death in the immediate family.
  • Overdue utility bills/turn-off notice.
  • Theft of computers, books, clothing, or other essential belongings.
  • Medical/dental emergencies.
  • Food or transportation needs.
  • Temporary loss of job or income.
  • Transportation card.
  • Loss of childcare.
  • Victims of domestic violence.
  • Other (you may give an explanation of your emergency in the personal statement).

Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund aid will NOT be awarded

  • To cover previous college debts.
  • To cover credit card debt.
  • To cover cable/cellphone bills
  • To pay for full or partial tuition or college fees.
  • To pay for legal representation in a criminal proceeding or Bronx Community College disciplinary proceeding.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ARC Office via email at

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