Black Student Relief Fund

Black Student Relief Fund

The Black Student Relief Fund was established by a generous gift from BAWA (Black at Western Alumni) and friends of Western. 

What is it?
The Black Student Relief Fund gives undergraduate students who self-identify as Black in any year, of any program, funding to provide short-term emergency relief.  These awards cannot cumulatively exceed $750 per student per academic year. Approximately $10,100 will be available. 

Am I Eligible?
Undergraduate students who self-identify as Black and who have current emergency financial need are eligible for consideration. 

How Do I Apply?
To be considered for the Black Student Relief Fund, students need to login to Live Chat at Western and select Financial Aid Counselling from the dropdown options in order to discuss circumstances via chat. 

You will be triaged by Chat Representatives and if eligible for consideration, a Financial Aid Counsellor will discuss your current financial situation.