Graduate Student Association - Student Emergency Fund

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Graduate Student Association - Student Emergency Fund

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at the University of Nevada, Reno helps graduate students with everything from professional development to providing need-based services and awards. During challenging times, such as the pandemic crisis that has impacted all of us, the GSA acknowledges that many of our graduate students are suddenly facing unexpected and urgent expenses related to the impacts of COVID-19. 

Through the Graduate Student Emergency Fund, the GSA is able to provide financial support to graduate students in need and help ensure they can continue their education. Students have utilized this emergency scholarship to assist in covering emergency medical situations, as well as paying for monthly utilities, food, and related expenses. In the 2019-2020 academic year, approximately 75 graduate students applied to receive emergency funding, many due to circumstances precipitated by COVID-19. During this same time period, the GSA utilized its own funding to provide over $25,000.00 in Emergency Grants to graduate students.

By providing this emergency support, the GSA can continue to help students thrive in a 21st century student environment and provide an outstanding educational experience that enables students to successfully achieve their career goals.

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

You can make your gift in a variety of ways:

  • Online on this page
  • If you are University of Nevada, Reno Faculty or Staff and would like to give via payroll deduction please click here or by calling the Foundation Office at (775) 784-1587
  • By mail: University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Mail Stop 0162, 1664 N Virginia St Reno, NV 89557-0162
    • Please make checks payable to University of Nevada, Reno Foundation and indicate that you'd like to support the GSA Student Emergency Fund.
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