Student Emergency Fund -- Fall 2020

$20,175
80%
Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
217 Donors
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Project ends on October 31, at 11:59 PM CDT
Project Owners

Student Emergency Fund -- Fall 2020

Help meet the $25,000 challenge and keep 100 students on the path to graduation

 

Diane Berthel, '75, has agreed to match all gifts to the Student Emergency Fund, up to $25,000. 

 

As a first-generation UNI graduate, Diane understands how critical private support is for some students. She also believes in the power of higher education to provide an opportunity for individuals and transform communities. 

 

All gifts to this campaign will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000. With $50,000 we will be able to support 100 students through emergency situations this year.

 

About the Fund

 

The Student Emergency Fund provides aid at critical times to UNI students facing emergency situations such as accidents, illness or the need for temporary housing. 

 

About the Need

 

Last year, 94 students were awarded a total of $45,193. The majority of requests were a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which left many students facing the loss of income and increased travel expenses to return home. Helping 94 students stay on the path to graduation was great, but it left the fund with less than $3,000 to face the needs of this academic year. 

 

Learn more

 

To learn more about the Student Emergency Fund and its criteria to help students, please visit deanofstudents.uni.edu/emergencyfund

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$25

Panther

Make a $25 gift in support of the Student Emergency Fund!

$50

Purple

Make a $50 gift in support of the Student Emergency Fund!

$100

Gold

Make a $100 gift in support of the Student Emergency Fund!

$250

One Student

With Diane's match, this gift will cover a $500 grant and keep one student on the path to graduation.

$500

Two Students

With Diane's match, this gift will provide two $500 grants and keep two students on the path to graduation.

$1,000

Four Students

With Diane's match, this gift will provide four $500 grants and keep four students on the path to graduation.