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Nursing Student Emergency Fund

A financial emergency can seriously threaten a nursing student’s ability to continue or even complete their nursing program. As the pandemic continues to present uncertainty for our students, we are still receiving applications for emergency assistance. As they continue to study, work and volunteer on the frontlines of healthcare, the College of Nursing Student Emergency Fund will support students whose education has been disrupted. Now more than ever, Spartan nursing education is vital.  

The Nursing Student Emergency Fund will provide short-term financial resources to help students cope with emergency situations. The emergency may be related to the potential loss of housing, catastrophic loss of belongings through theft or accident, the need for unplanned travel, or similar life occurrences. The Nursing Student Emergency Fund truly is for the “if” in life.

Laurel Bonfiglio, ABSN ’20, was one of many nursing students who faced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nursing Student Emergency Fund was able to provide support as she lost her source of income. Listen to her story below:

Give to Help MSU Nursing Students Manage Their Education During Financial Emergencies

When a Spartan Nursing student has a financial emergency that threatens the continuance or completion of their nursing program, the Nursing Student Emergency Fund will be available to provide short-term financial resources to help the student weather the emergency. This emergency financial assistance may well be the deciding factor in whether a student becomes a Spartan Nurse, has to postpone their education, or even drops out of MSU.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 21OOPCF1NURSGT” in the note section.


The CARES Act allows taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for those who take the standard deduction. As always, please consult your tax advisor/attorney for advice on your specific situation.

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