Veteran's Emergency Fund:

The Veterans Emergency Fund was established to assist veteran and military-connected students with out-of-pocket  educational expenses not covered by state or federal benefits. This fund supports GSU student veteran's with immediate educational funding needs up to $250. These micro grants shall be awarded on an “as-needed” basis. Educational needs can include: required textbooks, supplies, tuition and fee charges, etc. that exceed the coverage offered by your state and federal benefits. 


1)      Must be a degree seeking student veteran enrolled at Governors State University;

2)      Must have requisite documents on file with the University verifying veteran status;

3)      Must complete essay/document for the shortfall and need of micro-grant;

Not Eligible:

1)     Community Honors Scholars

2)     Employees of the University, excluding students receiving financial aid or state funds

For additional information contact the Veterans Resource Center at or 708-235-7597

Please note: Students may be awarded from the Veterans Emergency Fund once per academic year.


Click here to complete a Veteran's Emergency Fund Application Form


For Donations to the Veteran's Emergency Fund or the Veteran Excellence Fund:

Please complete our online donation form at Donate now!