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.

Prescriptions or medical care costs related to on-going, non-emergency conditions are NOT covered.

We are located in the Department of Recreation

Department of Recreation
Recreation Center Room 1110
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3025

Visit the UCSB Department of Recreation website here:

Due to COVID-19 all grant administration will be processed remotely.


  Direct all inquiries to the Canfield/SMERF Chair or Account Manager via email at