Overview and Minimum Eligibility Criteria

The APIASF/Macy's Emergency Fund is a scholarship award of up to $500 meant to alleviate financial barriers to persistence or graduation. Funds are awarded directly to the Scholar. 
APIASF/Macy's Emergency Fund Eligibility Criteria:
  • All applicants must be APIASF Scholars or Alumni
  • Be enrolling as a full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate senior at an accredited U.S. college or university
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must have a demonstrated financial crisis hindering persistence or graduation. Applicants must submit a budget detailing amount of funds required along with supporting documentation. A demonstrated financial crisis could include the following: 
    • Change in family income or support
    • Loss of income
    • Death of an immediate family member
    • Natural disaster
    • Pending eviction or home foreclosure
    • Burglary
    • Fire
    • Unexpected financial expense