Thank you for your interest in SMERF.
We have exhausted all funding for the 2019-2020 academic year. 
The application will reopen the July 1, 2020.

The Jack Canfield Student Medical Emergency Relief Fund (SMERF) provides grants to students with expenses related to medical, dental, psychological, and optical emergencies.  For the purpose of this fund, a medical emergency is a condition, injury, or illness that poses a risk to a person’s life, long-term health, or well-being and requires timely intervention.
** Prescription or medical care cost related to on-going, non emergency conditions are NOT Covered.

For all Dental requests we need the recommendation from student health dental to provide SMERF assistance. If this is a dental request/emergency please contact Student Health Dental @ 

All requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The creators of this fund endeavored to ensure that students could receive support as they work to attain their educational goals.

We are located @ Department of Recreation
Recreation Center Room 1110
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3025

The office is open Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Excluding official University holidays)

Any other inquiries can be directed to the SMERF Account Manager at or (805) 893-3253