Student emergency funds

Apr 7th, 2020

Memorial University

Student emergency funds

Many students are facing a range of stressful disruptions in their lives as a result of the worldwide health pandemic. Cancellation of all in-person classes, a full move to remote learning and having to quickly vacate residences – combined with isolation measures, job loss and travel bans – have created particular hardships for students who lack other supports.

In some cases, losing badly needed part-time income from off-campus employment creates a situation where students are unable to provide the basic necessities for themselves and their families. Others are managing personal health and mobility challenges that are exacerbated by isolation measures. With the added obstacle of being unable to travel home where additional supports are located, the COVID-19 crisis has placed many students in sudden need of emergency funding.

In response, pan-university emergency funds for both undergraduate and graduate students available to all Memorial University campuses have been established. For more information and to make a donation, visit

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