Bishop Assistance Programs

We care about our students!

Our students and the local community are VERY important to the Bishop Nation! NC Wesleyan is committed to helping our students during difficult circumstances and see that each one succeeds in and out of the classroom. We offer 3 different programs for students and assist them in different situations in life. If you would like to help with any of these programs, please contact the Chaplain at

Bishop Assistance for Small Needs

Bishop Assistance is a gift card fund established to help meet one-time needs for students. Students may apply to receive a $25 gift card to help with school supplies, personal items or other needs due to emergency circumstances. Eligibility is open to all currently enrolled NCWU students. Students needing assistance should submit a Bishop Assistance Application. All applications are reviewed by the Office of the Chaplain and are maintained in strict confidence.

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Food Assistance for our Bishop Family

The Bishop Cupboard, located in Leon Russell Chapel, is NC Wesleyan University’s campus community food pantry. Its aim is to address issues of food insecurity that may be faced by members of the NCWU community. Knowing that our campus population is comprised of diverse individuals, the pantry serves a variety of needs. Whether you need a bag of groceries to make ends meet between pay periods or fresh produce to supplement your diet, the Bishop Cupboard is here for you.

The Bishop Cupboard is open to all members of the campus community. To make a confidential request for food assistance, please submit a Bishop Cupboard Request. For additional information or to make a contribution to the pantry, please contact the Chaplain at

Emergency Aid Program

The Project Success Emergency Aid Program is designed to support students’ persistence towards degree completion by addressing unforeseen financial obstacles that could prevent students from completing the semester.

Students can receive up to a total of $500 to resolve short-term, nonrecurring financial emergencies!

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Eligible students will:

  • Be enrolled part-time or full-time in a certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree program at the time of the aid request. Graduate students are not eligible.
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or greater at the time of application approval.
  • Complete the online application and upload supporting documentation of the financial need (i.e., required uninsured medical treatment, automotive repair estimate, documented notice of unexpected change in housing or utilities expense).
  • Benefit from having an expense paid with emergency aid through this program, not to exceed $500 during the life of the aid program.
  • Be entitled to use of the emergency aid funds with no expectation of repayment.

Emergency aid funds may:

  • Be approved for eligible expenses including, but not limited to, utilities, housing/rent, food, medical/dental, transportation and childcare.
  • Be awarded for the unexpected expenses of an eligible undergraduate regardless of how many credits the student has earned (there is no undergraduate credit minimum or maximum for this program).

Emergency aid funds may NOT:

  • Be used to cover school expenses (parking, fines, tuition, books, supplies, required tools/equipment, etc.).
  • Be used to pay prior balances owed to the school.
  • Be released without a completed application and supporting documentation.