Program Information

NOTE:  Applications will only be processed when college is in session.

Dreamkeepers provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. Dreamkeepers assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES MAY INCLUDE:  NON-ELIGIBLE EXPENSES INCLUDE:
Utilities
Housing/Rent
Food/Meals
Medical/Dental expenses
Personal automobile expenses
Public transportation/bus pass
Child care
Gasoline
Tuition and fees
Course-related books and supplies
Program-related exams, medical tests, background checks, etc.
Legal fees
Tobacco
Alcohol
Entertainment expenses

 

 



 

 

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

 

  • You must have completed at least 10 semester hours at Clark State Community College within the last 12 months
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • You must currently be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours
  • You must have no holds on your account, and not be on financial aid probation or academic probation
  • If you are a prior award recipient, you must have complied with the guidelines of the program regarding gift card awards, and turned in all purchase receipts to the Business Office
  • Qualifying expenses are unforeseen circumstances that are not likely to reoccur, and must be jeopardizing your ability to stay in school. 

Assistance is granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Once you have created your account, complete and submit the online application. Your application will be reviewed within 1 business day, and if it is eligible, we will call you to schedule an  interview with the program administrator nearest you. Phone interviews are not permitted.    At the interview,the administrator will review your application,  talk to you about your request, and check your documentation. After the interview, your application will undergo further review and a decision will be made.  Your application status will then be posted on this site within 1 business day for you to check.

ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS
If you are approved for funding, the program administrator will forward payment information to the Business Office. Most payments will be processed within 2 business days. You will either pick up the check from the Business Office or have them mail payment directly to the vendor. If the grant is in the form of a gift card, you will be required to return to the Business Office a receipt for the eligible expenses paid. Students can make one grant request per  semester (maximum two consecutive  semesters); maximum request is $500 per emergency, $500 per  semester and $1,500 lifetime.

QUESTIONS?
Please call Christa Bostick at the Clark State Foundation at 937-328-3882.

 
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