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Emergency Fund a Lifeline for Spartan Students

On Give Green Day, help students stay on track by supporting grants for students in a time of need.

Emergency Fund a Lifeline for Spartan Students

On Give Green Day, help students stay on track by supporting grants for students in a time of need.

Financial hardship can come out of nowhere. That was especially in true in 2020, when the pandemic took away jobs and incomes.

Which is why supporting emergency funds at MSU is so important. They offer a lifeline to students who face unexpected financial issues and allow them to stay on track.

“Just a little amount,” says Brandon Moore, “can change a lot for a student.” Moore, a senior majoring in neuroscience, had taken a year off school, but aid from the emergency fund has him back on track, ready to graduate in 2021—something he did not think would be possible with COVID-19 changing so many plans. “This opportunity,” he says, “really helped me get back on my feet so I could re-enroll and finish my degree.”

The College of Natural Science is one of many units that is asking for gifts to their emergency assistance fund on Give Green Day. For NatSci, the fund “is a current use fund that provides mini-grants to students to help give them that ‘little extra’ to get by so that they can continue pursuing their education and career aspirations.” This year, those mini-grants can be even more important.

While it has been a tough year for many, we are asking those who can to support an emergency fund to help a student in need.

The following colleges and programs are using Give Green Day to focus on emergency scholarship funds:

For more, go to givingday.msu.edu.

Author: Liam Boylan-Pett