Troy University has launched a fund to assist its students, faculty, staff and alumni who have been affected by the coronavirus.
The COVID-19 Emergency Fund was established to help those students, faculty, staff and alumni who are facing extreme financial hardship due to the pandemic, and offers a one-time financial assistance payment of $250. TROY students will be given priority in the awarding of the funds.
The one-time assistance can help defray costs associated with unexpected early departures from campus, technology to support remote learning, and living expenses such as rent, utility bills, car payments, groceries, healthcare needs, and other critical needs.
“The global TROY family is uniting to support our students, faculty, staff and alumni who have been affected by the coronavirus,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. “During these times of crisis, it is important that we show our Trojan pride and come together as one great University to support Trojans in need.”
Becky Watson, Associate Vice Chancellor of Development said the University’s Office of Development is raising money to support the fund through the Troy University Foundation.
“I would like to thank the many donors who are giving to this fund to help those individuals who face financial hardship during this pandemic crisis. It truly shows the heart of the Trojan pride, and we are appreciative of all those who are supporting this important initiative,” Watson said.
Donations to the fund can be made online at www.troy.edu/givenow by designating the Student Support/Emergency Fund with the notation “COVID-19.” Checks may payable to the Troy University Foundation for the COVID 19 Fund can be mailed to Troy University Annual Fund, 301 Adams Administration, Troy, AL 36082.
Those seeking to apply for the assistance should email Troy University Dean of Student Services Herb Reeves a firstname.lastname@example.org. Proof of hardship must be provided.
Reeves said the fund can be particularly helpful to TROY students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships as a result of the coronarvirus pandemic.
“They may have a need to help keep them in school. As we have gone online, a lot of our students are working from home and may have a technology need to help them be able to continue with their school work. They may need help to get internet service set up to their home or they may have a bill that needs to be paid,” Reeves said. “Those are some of the ways we are seeking to help, especially our students, during these challenging times.”