Program Information

Clark State Student Emergency Fund provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. The student emergency fund was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future. Clark State has two types of emergency funds, Dreamkeepers and Dash.

Medical/Dental expenses
Personal automobile expenses
Public transportation/bus pass
Child care
Tuition and fees
Course-related books and supplies
Program-related exams, medical tests, background checks, etc.
Legal fees
Entertainment expenses






Dash emergency fund:

Due to such high volume, we have awarded all spring 2016 Dash funds.  Please check back again fall 2016 (August) when we will be reviewing applications and awarding Dash funds.

  • Be a Federal Pell Grant recipient in the term an emergency grant is requested
  • Be currently enrolled
  • Maximum 1 request during the grant program (Spring 2016-Spring 2018)
  • Students are eligible to receive this award during fall and spring

Dreamkeepers emergency fund:

  • Student has completed at least 10 semester hours at Clark State Community College
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • Be currently enrolled for at least 6 credit hours
  • Have no holds on your account, and not be on financial aid warning
  • Maximum 1 request per semester, not to exceed more than 3 requests for their lifetime at Clark State
  • Students are eligible to receive this award during fall, spring, and summer

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

Students must have unforeseen financial emergency that are not likely to reoccur, and must be joepardizing your ability to stay in school. Students may request a maximum of $500 in emergency funds. Documentation of the financial emergency will be required.

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


Here’s how you can apply: 

  1. ​Create an account. Complete and submit the online application. Your application will be reviewed within one business day.
  2. Schedule an interview. If eligible, we will call you to schedule an interview. Phone interviews are not permitted. 
  3. Attend the interview. Your application will be reviewed. You will also discuss your request and check your documentation with an advisor.
  4. Follow up email. You will receive a follow-up email after the interview has been conducted informing you of your award eligibility and what further steps may need to be taken.
  5. Check application status online. Your status will then be posted on this site within one business day after your interview.

If you are approved for funding, the program administrator or advisor will work with you to make payment arrangements. Most payments will be processed within two business days. You will either pick up a check or one can be mailed directly to the vendor. If the grant is in the form of a gift card, you will be required to submit a receipt for the eligible expenses paid.

Please contact our Program Administrator, Cami Akey 937-429-8912 or one of our advisors:

  • Christa Bostick at 937-328-3882
  • Callie Cary-Devine at 937-328-6122
  • Karlton Clayborne at 937-328-8089
  • Josh Foster at 937-328-6467
  • Ron Gordon at 937-429-8913
  • Brendan Greaney at 937-328-3847
  • Justin McCulla at 937-328-6484
  • Bonnie Young at 937-429-8921
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