The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, & Natural Resources students. financially, emotionally, and physically. We have received 338 requests for emergency funds and continue to receive additional requests as the semester goes on. At least 22% of the students requesting aid specifically mentioned COVID or unemployment in their applications.
The College's alumni and friends work daily to make our state and our world a better place. Your donation will help current CABNR students who are following in your footsteps.
The CABNR Student Emergency Fund will be used to provide undergraduate and graduate students with critical support needed to continue their University education, despite facing unexpected challenges associated with COVID-19 or other unexpected emergencies.
“This support will allow me to keep my housing and avoid being homeless again. I lost my job due to COVID and have struggled to pay my bills.” - CABNR Undergraduate Student
Every gift to CABNR, no matter the size, will make a difference.
In many cases, a small amount of support can be the difference between a student staying in college or dropping out. On average, CABNR students requesting aid receive $300. This can make a big difference, enabling a student to buy textbooks or meet basic needs in these uncertain times.
“I came down with a sickness in late December consistent with symptoms for Covid-19. Since I started to get sick on Friday evening, it was Saturday that I needed to get the Covid-19 test. With the University Student Health Center not open on weekends and no other venues able to administer a test, I had to go to Urgent Care to get the Covid-19 test. This is not a cheap visit. I could not wait until a weekday to get the test from the Student Health Center, as my girlfriend/roommate works in the hospital as a nurse and was not allowed to go back to work until I had test results. Even though my results came back with negative for Covid-19, the bills for this visit are going to be a large financial burden for me as a graduate student. This money will be used to help me pay for those medical bills. This money will greatly alleviate this large stress and financial burden that has been placed on me due to this Covid-19 test and the bills associated. Thank you so much for you time in considering me for these funds.” - CABNR Graduate Student
Thank you for joining together to help our amazing students stay on track to earn their degree.
If you have questions or would like more information about supporting the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, contact Mitch Klaich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-682-6490.