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Petrie Fund Application

York College/Division of Student Development Application Procedure and Forms for the The Carroll And Milton Petrie Foundation Student Emergency Fund Application


The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund was created to provide quick response grants to students in good academic standing who are going through short-term financial emergencies to remain in school.  Students who demonstrate need and are facing a current emergency may apply for the grant.

The Maximum Award is $2,000

Qualifying Examples

Recent job loss, Fire in Home, Theft of computer, books, clothing, or other essential belongings. Homelessness due to loss of housing (for self and family dependents), to name a few.

Ineligible Expenses

Personal debts, Full or partial tuition costs, Legal representation in a criminal proceeding or York College/CUNY disciplinary proceedings. This is not a complete listing. Please contact the Student Development Office if you have questions regarding your situation's

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) 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.


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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