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NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN

Thank you for taking the time to apply for NYFC’s Emergency Funding. At this time, we will pause the review and award for any applications received 12/20/2021 through 01/02/2022. If you apply during this time, please know that we will resume the review of your applications the week of January 3, 2022. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience. Should you have any questions and or concerns, please reach out to us at: Program@NewYorkersForChildren.org


New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) works in partnership with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to improve the prospects of children supported by the child welfare system and to engage New Yorkers in that effort.  

 

Please visit our website www.newyorkersforchildren.org for more information about our programs.

 

CHARLES EVANS EMERGENCY EDUCATIONAL FUND

The Charles Evans Emergency Educational Fund is set up to help youth to complete or further their pursuit of an educational degree. Eligible candidates must have aged out of foster care in New York City and are no older than 26 years of age. The Fund assists these youth who encounter an unforeseen or unusual financial emergency that would prevent them from continuing their education without interruption. The Fund’s long-term goal is to use its financial resources to help a wide range of students to graduate from college. The Fund is not intended to be used for routine expenses or as a consistent supplement to a student’s educational funding source. Requests must be urgent in nature.


This fund was created to assist students facing a financial emergency due to:

        job loss

        loss of child care

        family illness or death

        theft of books or essential academic belongings

        other situations at the discretion of the committee

 

New Yorkers For Children will generally fund:

        overdue rent or emergency housing assistance

        overdue utility bills

        medical and dental bills for uninsured necessary procedures 

        transportation

        books

        tuition assistance

        other items at the discretion of the committee

 

New Yorkers For Children will generally not fund:

        legal representation in criminal or civil proceeding

        cell phone, credit card, or cable/internet bills

        payments for rent or utilities not overdue

        routine transportation costs

        car payments

        payment or fines incurred from parking or traffic violations

        outstanding student loans

        child support  

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 To be eligible to apply for the Charles Evans Emergency Educational Fund, you must:

 

        Have aged out of foster care in New York City

        Not be older than 26 years of age

        Be working towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree 

        Be currently enrolled in an accredited 2- or 4- year college/university 

        Provide a transcript showing a GPA of 2.0 or above

        Be a full-time or part-time student

        Have successfully completed one semester of college

        Provide documentation of the reason funds are needed  

 

GENERAL POLICIES

       If you receive funding, you will be required to sign a contract and respond to follow up emails

       Tuition payments will be made directly to the school

        Rent payments will be made directly to the landlord

        Repeat funding is not available for the same emergency

 

 Students who have Exception to Policy are not eligible to apply

 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION 


Please complete all sections of the application for the youth to be considered.  If you have additional questions about the Fund, please contact NYFC Programs at: program@newyorkersforchildren.org or 646.257.2930.


APPLICATION COMPLETION CHECKLIST  

o   Completed Application Form (applicant has signed all documents) 

 

o   Official documentation of emergency that includes student’s name (ex: receipts/invoices, theft report, police report, overdue utility bill, statement from landlord with contact information, bill from school, etc.)

 

o   Official letter verifying college or vocational program enrollment (request from Bursar’s Office)

 

o   Unofficial transcript showing GPA of at least 2.0 (printout is acceptable) 

o   Bursar’s receipt or other documentation of student’s current financial aid package   



Please include all of the above application materials when submitting for consideration. 


If you have not aged out of foster care in New York City and are currently not enrolled in school, this is the wrong application for you. Please revisit our website and complete the Emergency Fund application that applies to you. 

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Without your accurate contact information, New Yorkers for Children (NYC) will not be able to notify you if you are selected as a recipient. Please keep a copy of this application and send updated contact information to NYFC if your address or other information changes during the period.

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Completed Application Checklist 
  Please ensure that all of the following are completed: 

o   Completed Application Form (completion of all previous pages of the application)   





By E-signing below, I affirm that all statements made on this application are true. I understand that a false statement or intentional omission of any material fact may cause me to be disqualified from eligibility of this scholarship.



New Yorkers For Children will follow up with all recipients via email to request a brief summary of how these funds have helped you to remain in college. This summary will be shared with the Emergency Fund Committee and helps us to continue to offer these funds to support other youth.