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Petrie Fund Application

The York College’s Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Fund seeks to assist eligible students coping with an unexpected hardship, so that they may continue their education at York College and become financially aware and responsible for their continued education.


This program’s long-range goal is to ensure that students who encounter temporary financial hardship, be granted financial assistance, and as a result, assist York College students’ retention and graduation rates. The York College Foundation is the distributor of this grant from The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation and the co-sponsor of this fund is in collaboration with the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

The Maximum Award is $2,000

Qualifying Examples

Below are some examples of eligible emergencies and expenses:

  • Imminent documented eviction
  • Homelessness due to loss of housing (for self and family dependents)
  • Fire or other natural disasters in living quarters
  • Assistance in paying for food, transportation, and basic necessities due to recent unemployment
  • Overdue utility bills and shut-off notices
  • Medical and dental bills for uninsured necessary procedures
  • A documented theft of computer, books, clothing, or other essential belongings
  • Travel home for illness or death in the immediate family

Ineligible Expenses

Personal debts (including credit cards and loans), Previous college tuition debt/expenses, Current full or partial tuition costs, Legal representation in a criminal proceeding, or York College/CUNY disciplinary proceedings. This is not a complete listing.

Application Instructions

  1. Download and complete the Petrie Fund Application Form
  2. Read and follow the instructions on the form as required.
    1. This document requires you (the applicant) to respond to four (4) questions regarding your situation.
    2. Provide any additional supporting documentation if necessary.
  3. Return your completed Petrie Fund Application Form and the signed Applicant Agreement, and any supporting documentation can be sent online to
  4. Once your completed application has been submitted, you will be contacted with 72 hours for a brief consultation.

Important: Your Petrie Emergency Grant application must be complete in order to be given consideration. The application is not a guarantee that you will be awarded funds.

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