The application period for Spring 2021 funding is open.

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