We are living in very extraordinary times in which our daily lives have changed entirely because of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Although this global public health crisis affects us all, we know that our students are among those impacted the most.
Many students are facing significant challenges as they deal with the disruption of their studies and loss of employment. They are also struggling with expenses related to tuition, books, technology, food, rent, and health and wellness needs.
For students who are experiencing financial hardship, every penny counts and your support is needed now more than ever to make a difference in their lives.
In recent weeks, emergency bursary requests have soared to levels well beyond what we have ever seen in any given year. While we are working diligently to identify and respond to students’ needs quickly, we estimate that the need is in the millions to support our most at-risk students through this crisis. Even with the support from the Government, Humber and IGNITE Student Union, the need for support is still very high and the demand is rising rapidly.
We hope you will consider making a gift to our Support Our Students (SOS) Fund. By doing so, you will help reduce the incredible financial stress students are facing as a result of COVID-19.
Through the SOS Fund, your gift will provide the necessary critical resources to those who are most at risk, and find themselves with urgent expenses, while allowing them to remain focused on their goals and academic journey.