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HEERF Awarding Process

An Emergency Aid Grants Awarding Committee was established to develop and implement a process to award the HEERF funding. This committee has included the following members:

  • Kathy Williams, Vice President of Student Enrollment, Engagement and Success
  • Stacey Epps, Scholarship Coordinator, Financial Aid
  • Michael Fuller, Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Services
  • Venus Lillis, Director of Academic Advising
  • Elizabeth Patterson, Assistant Vice President for Student Success
  • Sarah Johnson, Director of Title V (I-CARE)
  • David Allard, Professor of Biology
  • Joni Millican, Bursar
  • Rhonda Jones, Controller
  • Jennifer Davis, Director of International Studies
  • Lisa Myers, Director of BAAS Program
  • Nelson Irizarry, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

TAMUT built an online application using a secured system called LaserFiche.  The application allowed students to provide their name, campus id, school email address, and current physical address.  They had to self-certify that they are eligible for the HEERF funding by letting us know if they have completed a FAFSA, or if they plan to complete a FAFSA, or if they are not eligible to complete a FAFSA.  Even though the student self-certified their eligibility through this application, their responses were checked for accuracy.

The student was required to write a narrative regarding the reason they were asking for HEERF funding.  Along with the narrative, students selected the area of need from the following categories:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Computer
  • Child Care
  • Books
  • Transportation
  • Other

Funding was determined by assigning values to the categories of need listed in the application.  The values were added up and multiplied by an appropriate multiplier, then capped at $2500, make awards to all eligible students who applied without exceeding our allocation.  The values for each field of need are indicated below:

  • Housing $1000
  • Groceries $600
  • Medical Expenses $500
  • Internet $150
  • Computer $750
  • Child Care $750
  • Books $400
  • Transportation $350
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