Dreamkeepers Emergency Grant Aid Program

Program Information

The Dreamkeepers Emergency Aid Program provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. This assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.   To be considered for this aid program, students must be enrolled full time.


Your instructor, counselor, advisor, Financial Aid or other KSU staff person may refer you to the Emergency Grant Assistance when you inform them that you have an unexpected financial emergency that may prevent you from continuing your education. 

Regardless of the source of your referral, you will need to use this online application process in order to apply for an emergency grant.

Application must be completed using a desktop or laptop computer; do not attempt to complete it on your phone.

After the application is submitted and deemed complete (all necessary documentation is submitted), the Emergency Grant Assistance Administrator will review the application and email you at the email address given in your application to discuss the status of your application and any next steps that need to be taken. You may also be referred to additional resources. The Emergency Grant Assistance Administrator will approve, partially approve or deny your application, and will notify you of the decision via email.  Select the following link to apply or https://kysu.dreamkeepers.org/login.php

Contact the Emergency Grant Assistance Administrator with any questions by email or by phone at 502-597-6388.

  • Child Care
  • Food/Meals
  • Housing/Rent
  • Medical/Dental Expenses
  • Personal Automobile Repairs
  • (valid driver's license and proof of insurance required)
  • Public Transportation/Bus Pass
  • Utilities
  • Alcohol
  • Books and School Supplies
  • Car Payments
  • Entertainment Expenses (cable, Internet, etc.)
  • Fees
  • Legal Fees
  • Routine Car Maintenance
  • Tobacco
  • Tuition

Emergency grant recipients need to:

  • Have completed a FASFA
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Provide some form of documentation of the financial emergency - your college will guide you through this process. 
  • Have attended KSU for more than one semester

If you do not meet one or more of the eligibility requirements, please contact the Program Administrator via the contact information at the bottom of this page to discuss your situation.

Dr. Charles Holloway
Vice Provost for Student Success
Kentucky State University
ASB 412
400 East Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Office:  502-597-6388