The TOPS College Success Program is able to offer emergency assistance to TOPS Scholars who are  facing financial hardship due to an emergency, accident, or other unexpected financial crisis, whose academic continuation can be ensured by a small stipend. These unforeseen expenses are considered those that, if not resolved quickly, could lead to the student’s temporary or permanent departure from college. These stipends are $500 or less, but could be increased under special circumstances as determined by the review committee.

The TOPS College Success Emergency Fund is open to TOPS Scholars who are enrolled in continuing education for the current or upcoming semester. Apply below.

Recipients of emergency funding will be required to:

  • Attend a meeting (or phone calls) with their TOPS College Success Coach after funding is provided to create a budget plan and discuss academic success.
  • Provide TOPS College Success Coach with regular updates on their status.