AoK was created to help students stay in college, because finishing will help secure a better financial future.
This grant is provided by the Kopp Family Foundation and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
Counselors will meet with you to discuss eligibility; if you are eligible, an Inver Hills Counselor will assist you in filling out the online application and providing the required documentation of your expenses (eviction notice, quote for car repair, utility bills, etc).
Applications are submitted for a committee review to ensure that eligibility requirements are met and that the request meets the intent of the program.
If possible, you should also have a completed FAFSA.
Eligible expenses include:
Ineligible expenses include:
Assistance is granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.
An administrator will contact you with details on the process for obtaining funds.
The maximum single Acts of Kindness grant amount is $750. Upon receiving an AoK award, students are encouraged to write a thank you note and deliver to the Inver Hills Foundation. Your note will be delivered to the Kopp Family Foundation
Note: Applications will only be processed when college is in session.