Hamilton College takes seriously its commitment to providing access and opportunity to all students, as demonstrated by our diversity programs and recently adopted need-blind admission policy. It is also our intention to ensure that all students have equal access to all that Hamilton offers, regardless of their financial background. Thanks to a generous grant from the Hearst Foundation and gifts from several members of the Hamilton family, the Hamilton Student Emergency Aid Society (SEAS) and Fund was established to support our financially neediest students.
The SEAS Fund is intended to support emergency and/or exceptional needs (a flight home to be with a sick parent, unmet medical expenses, purchasing a suit for job interviews or travel to a career-related activity, as examples) for students whose financial barriers are extraordinary and such need seems warranted. If the request is approved and the need cannot be met through financial aid or some other means, a grant or loan from the SEAS Fund will be issued to cover the expense.
If you fit this criteria or would like to nominate a Hamilton student who has a critical need that SEAS may be able to help address, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or feel free to contact any member of the SEAS Committee. All inquiries, nominations, grants or loans will be handled with discretion and confidentiality.
Mary Ann Atkinson, Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Phyllis Breland, Director of Opportunity Programs/Pathways
Donald Carter, Chief Diversity Officer and Professor of Africana Studies
Mary McLean Evans, Assistant Vice President of the Career Center
K. Cameron Feist, Director of Financial Aid
Allen Harrison Jr., Associate Dean of Students for Multi-Cultural Affairs and Accessibility Services
Monica Inzer, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Marty Sweeney, Director of Central Information Services
Nancy Thompson, Vice President and Dean of Students
Shari Whiting, Controller and Director of Budgets