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Emergency funding

The Life Happens Bursary has been established by an anonymous staff alumnus donor to acknowledge the times during the course of a student’s program when despite their best efforts “life happens” and an unforeseen challenge gets in the way of the ability to continue in their program.

A maximum of $1,000 will be awarded to the student in need. Additional donations to this fund will be gratefully received.


  • facing an unforeseen challenge
  • enrolled in a degree program
  • satisfactory academic standing

How to apply

Complete the Emergency Funding application and submit to RRU's Financial Aid & Awards office.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and the selection committee will determine the appropriate type of emergency funding to offer, depending on individual circumstances and how much funding is available.

Allow roughly three weeks for the application to be reviewed and funding issued, if approved.