New Pathway Parenting-Student Emergency Grant



The PtB Parenting-Student Emergency Grant at Northern Virginia Community College operates to provide one-time financial support to Pathway student who are parents experiencing an enrollment-threatening financial emergency. Emergency funds are not intended to pay for routine education expenses and are only allocated for sudden, unexpected, or unforeseen occurrences that require immediate attention and would otherwise impact a student’s ability to remain enrolled at NOVA. Funds are not available for tuition, fees, or books. The maximum award is $500 per student. This grant is made possible by funding from the Washington Area Women’s Foundation.


  • Temporary loss of job or income
  • Homelessness or sudden loss of housing
  • Fire in living quarters
  • Theft of computer, books, clothing, or other essential belongings
  • Medical/dental emergency
  • Food or transportation needs
  • Loss of child care


To be eligible to apply for the PtB Parenting-Student Emergency Grant, you must:

  • Be a student in NOVA’s Pathway to the Baccalaureate program
  • Be a parent raising or actively involved in your child(ren)’s life/lives
  • Be enrolled in classes at NOVA during the semester in which the funds would apply
  • Be in compliance with Satisfactory Academic Progress, with a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Provide documentation of the emergency
  • Not have already received emergency funds during the current calendar yearEmergency Grant for Pathway Parenting StudentsEmergency Grant for Pathway Parenting Students


Emergency assistance to students not in compliance with Satisfactory Academic Progress will be considered on an individual, case-by-case basis.


The maximum grant administered per person may be up to $500 based upon availability of funds.


Grant payments will be disbursed through the NVCC Educational Foundation and will be paid via check directly to a third party provider. For example, if a student needs to pay a past due utility bill or electricity will be terminated, the funds would be paid directly to the electricity company on behalf of the student.


Students who receive emergency grant funds agree to actively participate in Pathway to the Baccalaureate’s Dual Generational Pathways – a special initiative for PtB students who are parents. Students will commit to attending a minimum of 3 Dual Generational Pathways events within 6 months of receiving the emergency funding, engaging in Dual Generational Pathways student leadership activities while at NOVA, and being responsive to Pathways staff emails and phone calls.


  1. Complete the online grant application –
  2. Begin actively participating in Dual Generational Pathways’ events and leadership activities. To learn about upcoming events and activities go to or contact
  3. A Dual Generational Pathways Grant Project Manager will get in touch with you regarding your application submission and what to expect next.

Emergency Grant for Pathway Parenting Students

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