The Hostos Community College Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received a generous $150,000 grant award from the Robin Hood Foundation to provide assistance to students who have experienced financial hardship as a result of the pandemic.
Of the total amount, $100,000 is allocated for emergency assistance to help students with basic needs, such as eviction prevention, medical expenses, childcare, utility bills and groceries. The maximum award will be $1,000 per student, but the amount will vary based on individuals’ unique needs. To apply, students must provide documentation of their need, such as an outstanding utility or medical bill, and must also submit a personal statement detailing how the award will impact them.
The remaining $50,000 is dedicated toward providing tuition support; awards will range from $500-$1,000. Students must specify that they are requesting tuition support and submit a personal statement explaining how this financial assistance will empower them to persist and graduate.
The applications for both emergency assistance and tuition support are available online. For questions or assistance, please contact Ms. Ana Robles Jimenez at 929-260-0389 or
Please encourage students to apply at their earliest convenience and note that the application deadline is June 18, 2021.
The Hostos Community College Foundation extends its profound gratitude to the Robin Hood Foundation for its continued support of our students and the mission of the College.