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We Are Stronger Together
Helping WVU students affected by COVID-19
Unite for WVU students in need
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the lives of current and prospective WVU students and their families, many of whom are unsure how they will afford higher education costs for the foreseeable future. Your support will make a difference in these students’ lives by allowing them to proceed with their education and achieve their dreams. We will emerge stronger – together.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, WVU students and their families have shared heart-wrenching stories about the significant impact on their lives:
- A student whose parents both lost their jobs is concerned they will have to choose between paying the mortgage or her tuition.
- Another student is unsure how her family will afford required coursework after her mom was laid off and her dad’s small business shut down.
- A Mountaineer mom is worried her son will have to drop out because she can no longer afford his tuition after losing her job.
Due to layoffs and business closures in West Virginia and across the nation, many current and prospective WVU students have lost their means of paying for college. These students may be forced to suspend attending classes, enroll elsewhere or drop out altogether. Emergency financial assistance provided via the CARES Act and housing and dining refunds paid by WVU will not be nearly enough to meet families’ needs for the 2020-’21 academic year.
We understand the unique challenges you may be facing, yet we know that Mountaineers always come together in times of crisis. Generous support from alumni, donors and friends will enable WVU to provide emergency unrestricted scholarships that ensure students can fulfill their dreams of attending and graduating from college. We can achieve more – and emerge stronger – together.
“With any help the WVU Foundation may receive, you would be helping a dreaming, hardworking student like me, who fully intends on helping the West Virginia community as soon as they can. To anyone who can help during this time, my peers and I would be overwhelmed at your kindness, and we would be full of gratitude.”
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Like you, we’re playing an important role in West Virginia and beyond as we rebound from COVID-19. Here’s how:
The COVID-19 pandemic has touched all our lives – including yours – in ways big and small. We understand the unique challenges you may be facing, and we’re here to offer support in any way we can – because we truly are stronger together. For those who are willing and able to give, your gift means more than ever during this trying time, and we appreciate your commitment to WVU.