Julia Buscaglia Student Support Fund

The Julia Buscaglia Student Support Fund was created to help UB nursing students through emergencies that may occur during their time here at the university. These funds offer temporary one-time financial assistance for immediate and current emergency situations.  Emergencies involve circumstances which are beyond the student’s control, such as: death in the family, accident, loss of property, loss of income or unanticipated educational expenses.

UB School of Nursing DNP student Marian Thompson typically spends her days helping others. But when she needed help to continue her degree during COVID-19, caring UB donors were there for her.

Applying for Assistance

Students in need of assistance need to note the following before applying for funding:

  • Funding requests should not be in place of financial aid, nor should they be considered a means to finance a student’s education.
  • Each request should include a statement, which outlines your specific need, how the fund would alleviate your need, and how the need will be resolves/avoided in future semesters.
  • If funded, students will agree to provide receipts — upon request — which document the expenditure of the funds.
  • Students may only apply for funding assistance once per academic year.

Please note that the Julia Buscaglia Student Support Fund cannot be utilized for tuition assistance.