TMCF | Lowe’s Emergency Scholarship Program


The Lowe’s Emergency Scholarship Program is intended to help meet the financial needs of students of up to $5,000 who encounter an emergency situation, or one-time, unusual or unforeseen expenses during their degree program that will prevent the student from continuing in college. Situations eligible for funding include such events as:

  • Medical, dental or mental health emergencies for the student or for immediate family members* who live with the student
  • Expenses related to the death of an immediate family member*
  • Unexpected loss of income
  • Rent in arrears or risk of eviction
  • Major accidents and events such as fire or natural disasters

Normal living expenses such as car repairs, child-care, utilities, taxes, credit card debt, personal/student loans, insurance and pet-related expenses are not covered by this program. Tuition and Fee expenses are not included in this program.


  • Enrolled at any one of the 47 TMCF member-schools
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors & graduate students
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Have an approved plan to return to study if leave is requested

Students will need to provide the following:

  • Signed Letter of Support from the Financial Aid Director or Department Head
  • Copy of Transcript that includes course schedule
  • Student Aid Report
  • Essay describing the immediate financial need/emergency situation along with the total dollar amount being request
  • Budget detailing the amount of emergency funding requested, a list of specific expenses to be covered by the award and your financial situation including sources of income and other available funding

Applications from students are reviewed on a rolling basis once the application is complete. Awards may be up to $5,000 each.

*The immediate family consists of a student’s spouse or another qualified adult; the son, daughter, parent, brother, or sister of the student.

How to Apply:

To apply, click the button below and create a TMCF Account. Once you sign up and create a TMCF Account, you can complete the TMCF | Lowe’s Emergency Scholarship Program application.