The Janet Cane Fisher '38 Fund

The Janet Cane Fisher ’38 Fund provides emergency assistance funding for Goucher students, and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, donors have given generously to the fund, to support students facing challenges during these unprecedented times.

The Janet Cane Fisher ’38 Fund provides financial assistance to students who may otherwise be at risk of leaving Goucher due to an unexpected financial emergency.

If you, or a student you know, are experiencing unplanned expenses, the Janet Cane Fisher ’38 Fund may be an option for assistance. The Student Support and Outreach Office is accepting applications, and may be able to provide assistance award up to $1,000/per student to eligible applicants.

Students may only receive funding once per academic term.

Students should use this application to apply for emergency assistance.


  • Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students at Goucher College.
  • Students are only eligible to receive funding during the semester in which they apply, so they must be currently enrolled in coursework when completing the application.
  • Applicants must have a FAFSA on file for the current academic year.
  • Applicants must provide documentation reflecting their financial emergency. No funding will be disbursed until all supporting documentation is provided.

Application Process


We strongly recommend all students begin the application process by scheduling a meeting (which can be conducted remotely) with the Office of Student Support & Outreach, to discuss eligibility and to help prepare any relevant documentation. To schedule, contact us by e-mail or by phone (410) 337-6150.


When you are prepared to start your application, please complete the following form:

Janet Cane Fisher ‘38 Fund Application

Award Decision

After submitting an application, the student will receive a message via their Goucher e-mail account as soon as possible, notifying them of the outcome of their application. If the student is approved, the award message will also include how much funding will be dispersed.


The College works to process payments as soon as possible following the award notice.

Please Note:
Information submitted may be shared with other college offices that have a need to know for purposes of reviewing and processing this request, and/or to comply with college policy or law.

Questions? For more information about the Janet Cane Fisher ‘38 Fund, contact the Office of Student Support & Outreach by e-mail or by phone 410-337-6150.