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The Baruch College Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund

The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund has been created for the purpose of providing quick response emergency grants to students in good standing with short-term financial emergencies, to enable them to remain in school, rather than being forced to take a leave of absence or drop out. This page contains information about the grants as well as a link to the form to apply.


The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund was created to provide eligible students facing short-term, non-recurring emergencies with a one-time grant to alleviate the situation.

The program seeks to assist students so they can continue and complete their education at the college. Precedence will be given to first-time degree-seeking students. You may be asked to provide documentation of your circumstances prior to receiving a grant. You will meet with a member of the Dean of Students Office to discuss the appropriate documentation for your situation.

Eligibility Requirements

Students who can demonstrate need and are facing a current unexpected emergency may apply for this grant. The applicant must:

  • be enrolled for the semester in which the student is applying
  • have a GPA minimum of 2.00 for undergraduates or 3.00 for graduate students
  • have a good record of conduct at Baruch College

Examples of Emergencies

Examples of emergencies to be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Temporary loss of student's job or jobs;
  • Fire in living quarters;
  • Theft of computer, books, clothing or other essential belongings;
  • Medical bills for uninsured necessary appointments, accidents or surgery;
  • Eyeglasses or essential dental work;
  • Travel home for illness or death in the immediate family;
  • Homelessness due to loss of housing, for student and family dependents;
  • Loss of childcare;
  • Winter coat or interview suit;
  • Food; and
  • Transportation

Note: Petrie grants will not be given for tuition cost or other college debts

Applications are available online at