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UGA President Commits an Additional $250,000 in Emergency Funds for Students in Need


UGA President Jere Morehead is committing an additional $250,000 in emergency funding for students in need. According to a release from the university, the support comes in addition to $650,000 allocated by Morehead and the UGA Foundation to funds in the spring.

$150,000 will go to the Undergraduate Student Emergency Fund and the rest will go to the Graduate Student Emergency Fund.

“The ongoing financial challenges that face our nation due to COVID-19 continue to affect many of our students,” Morehead said. “These private funds help students meet basic needs – providing them the means to buy food, pay rent, receive medicine and medical care – while continuing their education.”

During the 2019-20 academic year, UGA distributed nearly $1.1 million in emergency funding to 1,890 students.

Applications for the funds are coordinated through the Office of Student Financial Aid in partnership with Student Care and Outreach for the Undergraduate Student Emergency Fund and in partnership with the Graduate School for the Graduate Student Emergency Fund. Students may apply through the links provided.

To support the fund, visit UGA’s Coronavirus Emergency Support website.

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