COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for Blugolds
We'll get through this together.
The Coronavirus crisis presents a challenge unlike anything UW-Eau Claire has faced before.
COVID-19 is impacting our students, and not just because of disrupted classes...
Many of our students work one or more jobs that no longer exist because of closures on campus and in the community. This is devastating their incomes at a time when their families are facing financing challenges as well.
Every day we are hearing from families who are not sure how they will keep their student in school. We are hearing from students who can't go home because one of their family members is vulnerable to the virus, and they aren't sure how they will continue to pay for housing and groceries.
As of May 6, 2020, the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund provided more than $120,000 for 300+ students who needed immediate help with rent payments, affording technology to complete their classes virtually, and more.
UW-Eau Claire Receives Federal CARES Act Funds
UW-Eau Claire recently received grant money from the federal CARES Act to continue providing emergency assistance to students in need. The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund provided immediate assistance to students who simply could not wait for these funds to arrive.
Your gift to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund will still make a difference!
Unfortunately, there are students who do not qualify for support from the federal CARES Act funds. Your gift to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund will be used to help these students who do not qualify for assistance from the CARES Act grant, which requires specific eligibility to receive federal financial aid.
Additionally, funds from the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund will support our Campus Harvest Food pantry, which provides groceries to students in need.
We are a Blugold family made stronger by supporters like you – thank you for your consideration!
Visit the university's website for more information about UW-Eau Claire's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.