NKU creates emergency fund to aid students impacted by coronavirus
The fund has already raised over $6,300
March 17, 2020
NKU has launched a Student Emergency Fund to support student success during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a press release.
The release said NKU’s fund focuses on supporting student needs during this time, whether they are personal or educational based. The University looks to raise money for the fund to cover education-related expenses, transportation needs, food and toiletries, as well as other costs associated with “life circumstances.”
According to the release, students can use the resource to reduce “a financial barrier” associated with life circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as:
- “Providing food, toiletries and funding necessary medications;
- Aiding in any educational-related expenses as NKU moves to online classes;
- Assisting students who may need to travel home or to and from work;
- Helping cover unmet financial costs due to loss of employment; and
- Supplementing student wages unable to be earned due to closures.”
“As a steward of place with a commitment to student success, we hope this fund alleviates some of the anxiety that our students may be experiencing during this time of uncertainty,” President Ashish Vaidya said in the release. “We are hopeful that this initiative will allow students to afford essential needs such as medication, food or personal items.”
NKU has already raised over $6,300 at this time. Students can apply for funding, and learn more at the Student Emergency Fund website.
The Northerner is currently investigating the impact of the switch to online learning, including but not limited to how housing, dining, student workers, labs, studios and the office of Health, Counseling and Student Wellness will be affected. For any questions you’d like to know about the decision, contact us anytime on Twitter or Instagram. For questions or concerns about how the virus could potentially affect campus, contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep checking The Northerner for all updates on NKU’s switch to alternative instruction.