The Gsa Emergency Relief Grant Was Approved by the Uc Santa Barbara Graduate Student Body in 2011 and Is Designed to Help Graduate Students Who Are Experiencing Sudden Financial Distress Due to Unforeseen Circumstances. Examples of This Type of Hardship May Include but Are Not Limited to the Loss of an Immediate Family Member, a Medical Emergency, or an Unexpected Loss of Employment. The Amount of an Award Ranges Between $100 and $1000 Depending Upon Individual Circumstances. The Gsa Emergency Grant Advisory Board Decides the Amount to Award. The Eight-member Advisory Board Consists of Campus Administrators, Staff, and Members of the Gsa Executive Board.