EMU Student Emergency Fund 2020
The Eastern Michigan University Student Emergency Fund will play a pivotal support role for students facing the COVID-19 crisis. The Student Emergency Fund provides short-term relief for students facing emergency situations such as transition to temporary housing and job loss. A student facing an eligible emergency expense can apply to the fund to receive one-time monetary assistance that does not need to be repaid.
Your gift will have an immediate and direct impact on students facing extraordinary circumstances as we all work together to combat this global pandemic. During the coming months, it is imperative that we help ensure the safety and well being of EMU students by providing resources.
Facts and figures
An April 2019 Hope Center survey of 86,000 college students across the United States reported that 45% of respondents were food insecure in the last 30 days, 56% were housing insecure in the previous year, and 17% were homeless in the previous year. Students who are already struggling just to get by are extremely unlikely to be able to afford an unexpected emergency expense. Sudden unemployment, a car accident, or an unexpected personal crisis can financially deplete a student and prevent them from finishing school. You can help prevent this at Eastern Michigan University by contributing to the Student Emergency Fund.