We’ve all been faced with it before – an emergency causes you to dip into your savings to cover these unexpected costs. For many of our students, extra funds to cover a financial emergency may not be something they have, and they can struggle to access needs such as food, clothing or housing.
For our students, Grenfell Campus is their place to pursue education and focus on their futures; financial emergencies should not be a barrier to their success.
The Graduate Student Emergency Loan Fund was established in 2018 to provide graduate students with emergency loans. These short-term, interest-free loans are designated to cover temporary financial shortfalls due to delays in funding or unexpected expenses. The GCSU established the Undergraduate Emergency Loan Fund over twenty-five years ago and many students have accessed the fund in that time. Now, with our growing graduate programs we need to be sure we can also provide assistance to graduate students in their time of need.
Thank you for your support and for your support these past years! For the fourth year in a row, we are encouraging faculty and staff to please consider donating to Grenfell Campus students. We are grateful for your help, as many of our students rely on scholarships and bursaries to cover tuition, as well as get them through tough times they may face. Your donations can be made through various convenient methods such as payroll deduction, an annual donation or a planned gift through your estate.
By making a gift to either the Graduate Student Emergency Loan Fund, to a specific campus priority, or to an already established scholarship, you are providing the extra support our students need to continue their studies and succeed. Your gift will stay right here at Grenfell.
How to Give
Visit the Give to Grenfell webpage to download the
. Complete the form, and drop it off to:
Marketing, Communications and Advancement
Room 235, Arts & Science Building
For more information, please contact Laura Edwards, Director of Marketing, Communications and Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for your consideration. Please know that 100% of your gift will go directly to support Grenfell students. If you make your gift before December 31, you’ll receive a tax receipt.