The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt far and wide by students at Seattle University. The President's Student Hardship Fund was created to financially assist students who are experiencing hardships because of the extraordinary circumstances we are living in. Since the start of the pandemic, donors have been generously funding this initiative, but the need among students is still high. The President's Student Hardship Fund grants money to be used for housing & food costs, transportation to go home for students “stuck” on campus, and technology access so that students can participate virtually in classes and campus activities.
"Thank you so much for your gift to me - the $2,000 I received has changed my world. I will be able to finish this year strong, with financial stability and the peace of mind necessary to do well in my classes and in my life. My family is incredibly grateful at the responsiveness of donors and Seattle U for their responsiveness to the needs of their students - I have been blessed in many ways by Seattle University and this is an incredible blessing.
-Oliva Gaughran, '21
"With extreme anxiety about money and the job, this funding literally saved my family. As we all know, it is hard to maintain current economic status, but it is easy to lose money when you cannot work. I almost delayed the program for a quarter or so, but this funding made me keep going. I will remember how I was able to overcome hardship and would like to be the one who can help other people when I can. Just like grateful donors did for me!
-Ju Choe, '21