Support Students in Need Through Student Emergency Funding

University Relations

When difficult events happen to students, it's hard to keep academics a priority. Because of the challenges students are facing due to the impact of COVID-19, the University of Arkansas is encouraging donations to its student emergency funds. Many students are dealing with unprecedented disruptions to their academic journeys as they transition to remote learning, see local jobs eliminated or hours cut short and find numerous programs and events canceled. They are also facing financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic.

The primary emergency fund, U of A Cares, assists U of A students with unexpected needs that arise from situations outside their control. Funding for these students is a high priority, so donations are being encouraged to help them during this uncertain time.

Gifts will have an immediate impact by helping students navigate financial difficulties related to:

  • Housing and food insecurity
  • Reduced hours/income for hourly jobs
  • Technology for remote learning
  • Medical care and prescriptions
  • Travel to return home
  • Other unforeseen expenses

There are also three other emergency funds designed to help specific subsets of the student population.

The Veterans Resource and Information Center Emergency Fund, which is open to University of Arkansas students who have served or are currently serving in the military, provides financial assistance for student veterans who are facing hardships. Emergency funds are mostly requested for rent and mortgage, utilities, medical bills, car insurance or repairs and supplies and books.

The Graduate School and International Education Student Emergency Funds, which include the Needy Family Graduate Student Emergency Fund and the International Education Catastrophic Fund, provide a stop-gap for students who are struggling with unforeseen emergencies.

To contribute to any of these funds, visit fundrazor.uark.edu/emergencyfund.

Read more about how the U of A is Determined to Help

 

Contacts

Jennifer Holland, director of development communications
University Relations
479-575-7346, jholland@uark.edu

Headlines

Clinton Global Initiative U Welcomes Students Interested in Making a Difference to Apply

RSVP to join an info session at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, via Zoom to learn more about Clinton Global Initiative University and your ability to make social change.

Engineering Researcher Receives EPSCoR Grant for Electrocatalysis Work

Research will provide a scientific basis for improving battery materials and electrocatalysts for polymer recycling and water treatment.

Finals Prep Week to Help Students Finish Semester Strong

The interim Student Success Center, in collaboration with offices across campus, has planned a weeklong slate of events the week of Nov. 30 to help students prepare for final exams.

Siebenmorgen Leaves Global Legacy in Rice Industry Innovation

Terry Siebenmorgen, known around the globe for his work in rice processing, but also treasured by co-workers and friends alike for his optimism, unflinching support and kindness, died Sunday. He was 63.

RefleXions Music Series Hosts First 'Social Impact Through the Arts Conversation Series' Event Dec. 3

RefleXions Music Series will host its first "Social Impact Through the Arts Conversation Series" event from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, via Zoom.

News Daily