Member Assistance

In 2017-18, we walked hand-in-hand with women facing difficult times in their lives and awarded $13,600 in emergency grants.

One of the most significant ways we are able to lend a helping hand to sisters is through the Leona Hughes Hughes Heart & Hand Fund and the Betty Nell Wilkinson Emergency Fund. With contributions to these funds, we are able to provide grants to eligible collegiate and alumnae members who have faced tragic and life-altering situations due to natural disasters, medical emergencies, or other unique circumstances.

*If you have been impacted by Hurricane Michael or California wildfires, click here for the abbreviated member assistance application.*

“The possibility of not knowing whether you can finish your degree just weeks before your senior year starts is easily one of the worst things anyone could have to deal with. I began exhausting every possibility, but no light seemed to shine through. After talking with some of my sisters, they encouraged me to reach out to Phi Mu Foundation for assistance. The Foundation made it possible, with the help of my sisters, to return to school for my senior year, finish my degree and become a first-generation college graduate. For that I am forever thankful.

Cynthia Frias, Epsilon Epsilon

The Leona Hughes Hughes Heart & Hand Fund

The Leona Hughes Hughes Heart & Hand Fund provides emergency grants for collegiate and alumnae members in good standing who experience financial distress due to natural disasters, medical emergencies, or other severe personal or family problems. Grant amounts vary depending on the need and available funding. Grants are provided to assist members with basic necessities such as food, clothing, housing, immediate or extraordinary medical care, and other purposes. Funds can also assist with educational expenses, such as books and supplies. Chapter dues and obligations are not eligible expenses for grants from this fund. Donors may choose to designate their gifts for the Leona Hughes Hughes Heart & Hand Fund.

Click here to apply for an emergency grant.

Click here to apply for a natural disaster grant. 

Betty Nell Wilkinson Emergency Scholarship Fund

The Foundation also offers the Betty Nell Wilkinson Emergency Fund for women affected by catastrophic situations such as illness, death, divorce, natural disaster, etc. The Betty Nell Wilkinson Emergency Scholarship Fund is for educational purposes only and cannot be used to pay for chapter financial obligations. Donors may choose to designate their gifts for the Betty Nell Wilkinson Emergency Scholarship Fund.

Click here for more information on how a member can apply for the Betty Nell Wilkinson Emergency Scholarship Fund.

Make a gift today to support sisters in their time of need.