Brookshire Crisis Fund

Help for Flood Victims:

We know that some of you have been personally affected by the flooding in the Greater Baton Rouge Area. The Crisis Fund was established in 2012 by a generous donor to help students financially who experience an unforeseen event that severely impedes their ability to continue with their education.

If you have been personally impacted by the recent flooding (loss of car, housing, books, etc.), you can apply for Crisis Funds through this page.

Important Information for Applicants:

  • Please know that these funds are only for students who have experienced a bona fide crisis, and applicants should attach copies of photos, insurance claims, etc., to their application.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a committee on Thursdays through the month of September. The application should be submitted by Tuesday, to ensure review on the following Thursday. Applications submitted on Wednesday or later will be reviewed on the Thursday of the following week. 
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee that an award will be granted.

The Brookshire Crisis Fund was established in 2012 by Mr. William Brookshire to help students financially who experience an unforeseen event that severely impedes their ability to continue with their education. Examples include medical emergencies, transportation issues, victims of a violent crime or that of a natural or man made disaster, litigation or loss of employment.

The typical award amount is a one-time payment of $500 - $1,000. However, each case is reviewed individually.

Q&A

  • How many times may I receive the award? 
    • Unless it is very extenuating circumstances, recipients may only receive the case award one time. 
  • How long will it take to review my case? 
    • Approximately ten working days.
  • If my case is approved, how will I receive the money? 
    • The money will be deposited in your bursar’s account within three to four days of receiving the decision. 
  • If my case is denied, may I appeal to the Dean? 
    • An internal selection committee reviews all cases and decisions are considered final.


How to Apply

Please apply using the online application form here

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Joseph Odenwald, Assistant Dean, Student Services
Phone: 225-578-5731
Email: jodenw2@lsu.edu

Resources

LSU Center for Academic Success
LSU Mental Health Center
LSU Food Pantry
LSU Cale P. and Katherine Smith Financial Management Center