Drifters Emergency Student Grant (DESG)

The Drifters Emergency Student Grant is a national monetary award granted to a college or university nominated by chapters of The Drifters, Incorporated. The grant in the amount of $10,000 is made available to a selected college or university on biennial (every other year) basis.

The grant provides the recipient college or university with another tool to offer students who may be experiencing an unexpected short-term financial hardship that cannot be covered by traditional financial resources. The recipient college or university has sole responsibility of administering the grant.

The Drifters Emergency Student Grant (DESG), formerly called the Revolving Student Loan Fund (RSLF), was established in 1969 with Howard University School of Nursing being the first recipient. Today, over $200,000 has been awarded by The Drifters, Incorporated.