. Students must complete and submit the online application for consideration of their grant request. Upon receipt of the application, U.S. citizenship will be verified and a committee appointed by the president will determine the grant award amount in compliance with the CRRSAA/HEERF II guidelines and available funds.
We strongly encourage students to apply as soon as possible, and the distribution of grants will begin immediately. Since the amount of money that La Roche has been given to distribute in the form of emergency aid is limited, we anticipate the number of requests will exceed the amount of money we have to award. In order to serve as many students as possible, grants will range from $250 to $2,000.
Unlike the CARES Act, the CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in awarding financial aid grants. However, students do not need to be only Pell recipients or students who are eligible for Pell grants.
The committee will consider the following criteria for each applicant when awarding grants:
- Students with a significant need related to COVID-19 disruptions, including cost of attendance or other emergency costs
- Pell-eligible students with no Expected Family Contribution
- Other students eligible to receive federal assistance also will be considered for emergency grants.