Unconditional Love Fund

The Unconditional Love Fund was created to provide Michigan State University students with flexible assistance in a timely manner to address extraordinary and unexpected financial hardships associated with their sexual and/or gender identity. Funds are available to students who apply to the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to temporary hardship related to unforeseen or emergency situations. This funding does not need to be repaid. Financial awards are made available to assist students with expenses that support their health, wellness, and safety.

To apply for the Unconditional Love Fund, please complete the application below. 

  • Students may apply once per semester (with a maximum of twice per academic year). 
  • Students may request up to $500.00 per application. 
  • Applications take seven business days to process. 
  • Grants are paid through the student account with the Office of Financial Aid. Applicants should be aware that the grant must be reported to the Office for Financial Aid and may affect a student’s financial aid package.
  • In order to receive assistance, you may be asked to provide documentation of your claim/need.  This could include bills, receipts, invoices etc.

Questions? Email lbgtrc@msu.edu

Donate to the Unconditional Love Fund to support students in crisis.

(does not need to be your legal name)

Street name and number, Apartment number (if applicable), City, State, Zip code. Include the name to be used on mailed materials if different from name listed above.

Please allow seven (7) business days for processing of this request. Holidays, and campus closures may impact this timeline.

How will the funds support your safety and wellness while you are enrolled at MSU? Does the need for assistance relate to your marginalized sexual or gender identity? To what extent are these funds your only reasonable alternative to other funding options (such as a financial aid, credit card, assistance of family, a personal loan from a bank or credit union)?

(Grant single request cap is $500. Requestors may only receive awards once a semester (twice an academic year) as long as funds are in the account) Grants are paid through the student account with the Office of Financial Aid. Applicants should be aware that the grant must be reported to the Office for Financial Aid and may affect a student’s financial aid package. In order to receive assistance you may be asked to provide documentation of your claim/need. This could include bills, receipts, invoices etc.

What type(s) of assistance are your requesting? Please select all that apply.

LBGT Resource Center Unconditional Love Fund Terms of Agreement

I acknowledge that the information provided on this application and any supporting documents, materials or representations is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.I understand that neither the submission of this application nor the receipt of assistance funds implies or establishes that a crime or violation of the Code of Student Conduct or other university policies has occurred. Information pertaining to a request for funding will be kept confidential to the extent feasible. I hereby grant permission for the LBGT Resource Center to contact the Office of Financial Aid to coordinate disbursement of funds as applicable. I understand that I may be contacted by the LBGT Resource Center to schedule an appointment to aid in the review of my application. As part of this meeting, I may be asked to provide supporting documentation of my claim/need.I agree that any funds received will be used only for the purpose(s) for which they were allocated. I understand that I may be required to return any assistance funds that are received improperly or that are used for any unauthorized purpose.By submitting your claim, you are indicating that you have read and agree to the above terms.