The Benevolent Beaver Fund was created by generous donations from Blackburn alumni and friends of the College for students in need due to a financial emergency. The fund is intended for unanticipated emergency expenses such as food, transportation, off-campus housing, medical care, and basic necessities. Because this fund is for unanticipated emergencies, it will not be used for tuition, fees, on-campus room and board, and books.

Any Blackburn College student who is currently enrolled and attending is eligible to apply. Funding is dependent on the amount of donations that are given to the fund. An individual gift rarely exceeds $600. There may be a restriction placed on the number of times any one student can access these funds; generally, no more than twice in an academic year.

After receiving the application, the dean of students will reach out to meet with the applicant to discuss the request. The dean of students will maintain confidentiality to the greatest extent possible. If the request is granted, the recipient will be issued the funding and typically be asked to share receipts from the expenses.

Questions regarding the Blackburn Benevolent Beaver Fund can be directed to Student Life at

Benevolent Beaver Request Form