Emergency Support for Students

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Emergency Support for Students

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the issues impacting students have increased in severity. During the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education received federal funds to distribute to colleges and universities to aid students who have been financially impacted by the pandemic via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Unfortunately, some students are ineligible to receive funds from the CARES Act. The Emergency Support for Students Fund will be used to provide emergency support to this population of students to help continue their education at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The fund was started through a generous gift from The Orchard House Foundation, a nonprofit based in Washoe Valley, Nevada that has supported campus initiatives for more than a decade and is recognized in the University’s Honor Court as a Silver Benefactor.

During this time of crisis our students who are ineligible to receive funds from the CARES Act need holistic and financial support to ensure they can complete their educational dreams. These students and their families have unique needs during normal circumstances, but with the pandemic, the need of support from our community is even more critical. Many students have lost their jobs and do not have access to apply for government aid. 

Your support will ensure students will have the opportunities to continue their education.

If you’d like to learn more about supporting this program and other Annual Giving programs at the University of Nevada, Reno, please contact Torrey Hood, director of annual giving, at torreyhood@unr.edu.

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