The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering is committed to providing active support for undergrad and graduate students facing various life crises that may negatively impact our students’ ability to succeed academically. The Texas ChE Student Emergency Fund has been created to provide supplemental financial support to the university’s Student Emergency Fund. 

Types of verified emergencies that may be supported by the Texas ChE Emergency Fund include (but are not limited to):

  • Medical and dental emergencies
  • Replacement of belongings lost in a fire or natural disaster
  • Safety-related needs (e.g. lock change, emergency shelter due to roommate or domestic violence, etc.)
  • Urgent travel due to a family emergency
  • Medication/prescription expenses

The Texas ChE Student Emergency Fund cannot support:

  • Rent/Housing
  • Budgeted/recurring expenses (e.g. car payment, health insurance, etc.)
  • Tuition

Each application received will be evaluated by a review panel within 2-3 business days.

To apply for the Texas ChE Student Emergency Fund:

  • Apply for the university's Student Emergency Fund
  • After receiving an award decision from the university's Student Emergency Fund, submit the Texas ChE Student Emergency Fund application
    • Please do not include sensitive medical documentation
  • Notification of award decision will be sent to you via email

Please note that you will be required to upload your UT Student Emergency Fund decision notification, even if you were not awarded funding through the UT Student Emergency Fund. A declined UT Student Emergency Fund application does not disqualify or prohibit you from submitting an application to the Texas ChE Student Emergency Fund.

Texas ChE Student Emergency Fund awards are subject to Financial Aid approval and in some cases may not be directly payable to students based on their current Financial Aid status. Please reach out to the Office of Student Financial Services if you have any questions about your eligibility to receive emergency funds. 

Texas ChE Student Emergency Fund Application