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Lumberjack Emergency Assistance Fund Application (LEAF)
Helping students through hardships
The LEAF application will be off line throughout the summer. If you are a currently enrolled student with immediate needs please reach out directly to StudentAssistance@nau.edu for assistance and referrals.
The Dean of Students has Grab and Go bags of non-perishable food provided by Louie’s Cupboard available throughout the summer.
Availability: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Dean of Students suite, University Union Room 104
Please come to the suite to fill out a Louie’s Cupboard Grab and Go Bag Form.
$500,000 dollars distributed to students through the Lumberjack Emergency Assistance Fund
Are you a student parent? Emergency grants are available exclusively for qualifying students with minor children. If you have urgent financial need please contact Shannon.Clark@nau.edu for more information.
The Lumberjack Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF) has provided emergency grants of $500 per student since fall 2020. LEAF funded over 1,000 students with $500 grants used to meet their most urgent needs. With funding from the NAU Foundation and the Associated Students of Northern Arizona University (ASNAU), LEAF distributed over $500,000 directly to students since fall 2020 Over 77% of the LEAF applicants listed COVID-19 related job loss as the basis for their application.
You can contribute to the LEAF by visiting nau.edu/giving and searching for the Lumberjack Emergency Assistance Fund (Fund Number: 4450). You can contact the foundation at Foundation@nau.edu or by calling 928-523-2012.
What is the Eligibility Criteria:
- Currently enrolled in one or more class
- Must be enrolled and attending Northern Arizona University (Mountain Campus, online, or state-wide
- Limited to one LEAF grant per NAU career (exception for medical or family emergency – please consult with the Care Team at StudentAssistance@nau.edu for additional information)
- Unexpected financial need, circumstances, urgent event, situation (more than just supplementing financial aid)
- If the check is mailed, we can only mail US Postal Service to a valid US address
How much can I receive?
Staff from the Lumberjack CARE Center will make the determination on the approval of funding and the amount of funding. The value of the award may range in response to the needs of the student but does not typically exceed $500 and is limited to one award per NAU career. The fund is designated to help offset a short-term financial need and is not intended to replace or supplement financial aid.
Do I have to repay this funding?
Funds are awarded as a grant and do not need to be repaid. Funds may count as income and may be subject to federal and/or state taxes. Funds received will need to be reported on the appropriate year(s) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
To receive a LEAF Grant you must:
- Meet the Eligibility Criteria
- Complete the application
- Provide documentation supporting your request
- Comply with any request for further information including a request for a personal or virtual meeting.