Non-Academic Resources

Non-Academic Resources

Emergency Funds

The Engineering Student Support & Advocacy Emergency Fund is designed to help Johns Hopkins University WSE graduate students facing financial difficulty due to emergency situations or one-time hardships. Students must demonstrate extraordinary financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident, or other severe unplanned event.

Eligible students include Homewood Graduate Students, Homewood Postdoctoral Fellows, and Engineering for Professional Graduate Students. The fund is considered a grant, and not to be paid back. However, students may be required to pay tax at some point.

Students interested in accessing the Emergency Fund must fill out the ESSA Emergency Fund application and a Case Manager will follow up with the student to meet and talk about the need.

Things not typically covered by the emergency fund:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Legal Fines/Expenses
  • Parking Tickets/Fines
  • Health Insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Animal needs
  • Gift cards

Food Resources

  • Hopkins Food Pantry
  • SNAP Supplemental Nutritional Access Program: SNAP is a county food benefits program formerly known as “food stamps.” This program is meant to provide ongoing access to nutritious food through monthly benefits. Benefits are deposited each month onto an EBT debit card. You can use these benefits to buy groceries as well as prepared food wherever EBT is accepted. Your eligibility will depend on several factors, including residency status, income, as well as part-time/full-time enrollment in school. The benefit amount awarded each month will depend on those same factors.
  • The College SNAP Project is a SNAP benefits application for college students. There is an application process and there are no penalties for applying or re-applying. Call (866) 821-5552 to learn more or apply online. As this is a county resource, international students are not eligible.
  • 211: 211 is a community resource hub available to Maryland residents. You can access resources for potential assistance with food, housing, utilities, legal information, and more through the website or by dialing “211.” On the “Food” section under “Resources” you can information regarding food pantries, food distributions, food vouchers, and other food resources by inputting your zip code. This service is available throughout the country and resources change within each county.
  • Maryland Food Bank: Access this link to find food pantries near you by inputting your address.
  • Baltimore Free Foods Sites: Access this interactive map to find fee food pantries/distributions/resources in the Baltimore area. The legend provides additional access details

Laptop Loaner Program

Laptops are available for brief loans to students in need. For more information, review the guidelines and complete an application.

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