The Skelly Fund

Students who experience a financial emergency that is beyond their control and would jeopardize their education can apply for emergency assistance

Undergraduate and graduate nursing students (full- and part-time) can apply for emergency assistance through the Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation Emergency Fund if they are facing a financial emergency that:

  1. is unexpected,
  2. is beyond their control, and
  3. would put their education at risk.

Examples of eligible expenses include: abrupt loss of a family job that provides primary financial support; unexpected illness or death of a person providing primary financial support; medical or dental emergencies; emergency auto repairs if the student is unable to find alternative transportation to school or clinical placement; death in the family where the student must travel some distance to attend services; an impending eviction. Skelly funding is not intended to assist with payments for bills, taxes, tuition or fees, monthly obligations, or purchases such as appliances or automobiles.

Students applying for this fund, based on individual circumstances, will be eligible to receive up to $750. Please note if you apply for other UIC emergency funds, this may affect if, and/or how much, you might potentially receive, if approved by the Skelly committee.

Please note: Following submission of your application, it may take three to four weeks for the Skelly committee to review your application and verify your need and eligibility for funding. If you are selected to receive funding, you will also be required to submit a letter of appreciation to the donors through the college’s Office of Advancement.

Skelly Fund Application