BMCC-Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund

The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund was created to provide eligible students facing short-term, non-recurring emergencies with a one-time grant to alleviate the situation. To insure that the greatest number of students in need get assistance, recipients will receive only one grant during their tenure at BMCC.

The program seeks to assist students so they can continue and complete their education at the College. Precedence will be given to students with extreme emergencies. All grant requests will require documentation. You must submit documentation(s) attesting to the validity of any claims made or reasons given for the request. You will meet with the Emergency Fund staff to discuss the appropriate documentation for your situation.

Note: Petrie grants will not be given for tuition cost, college debts or legal representation.

Application Procedure

Answer all the question to the best of your abilities. (If the space provided in the explanation portion is insufficient, you may attach a statement on a separate sheet.)

ALL applicants must provide documentation supporting their claim may include, but is not limited to:

  • letter of unemployment,
  • recent pay stub,
  • medical documentation,
  • death certificate,
  • medicaid benefits card
  • eviction letter/notice
  • police report
  • fire report

All documentations must be:

  • current and up-to-date;
  • addressed to you/in your name (if they are not in your name, you must provide additional documentation)
  • on professional business letterhead (if you are submitting a letter)
  • must be typed and dates (no handwritten notes)

Applications submitted without documentation will NOT be reviewed. If you are unclear as to what you should submit with your application, please ask one of the staff members in the Single Stop Office, S-235.

Once complete, all application materials must be submitted to the Single Stop Office, room S-235.

Please note that processing and approval of your application may take up to 4-5 business days.

The application is available for pick up from the Single Stop Office, room S-235 and by clicking the link below

Petrie Fund Application Form


199 Chambers Street, Room S-225A
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8133

Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday and Thursday:
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday:
9 a.m.–7 p.m.


When classes are not in session:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.