The Southeast Regional Networks - Emory communities distributed throughout the Southeast who are committed to bringing our regional alumni together and supporting Emory University.
The Student Hardship Fund (SHF) was formed in 2011 to support Emory students facing unexpected financial hardship. The fund aids both undergraduates and graduates at Emory University across all nine schools on the Atlanta and Oxford campuses. By providing financial assistance to support students during catastrophic events, such as a death in the family, unexpected job loss, uninsured medical expenses, and eviction, the Student Hardship Fund allows Emory students to continue their education despite the obstacles they are facing. We hope to offer support to students who often do not have any other avenue to turn to because we know the power of community and the importance of lending a helping hand.
Since the spring of 2020, alongside the Emory Together Fund, we have continued to support students who have been affected by COVID-19 and the subsequent downturn of the economy. However, even with mass vaccine distribution among the Emory community, students are continuing to experience acute hardship that is impacting their ability to pursue their education. Ania Korpanty 22C shared, “I cannot express how grateful I am for the alumni and members of the greater Emory community who keep the Student Hardship Fund alive. As the Chair of the Student Hardship Fund, I am acutely aware of the impact that financial hardships have on the student experience. Emory students in particular have a lot on their plates, from academics to extracurriculars. This fund allows students to continue their education during particularly difficult financial burdens, and I am truly thankful for those who can support this mission.
We are raising money to help undergraduates and graduates in their academic and professional pursuits, illustrating that financial hardships do not have to be a barrier to receiving the education that our students deserve. All gifts to the campaign will allow the Student Hardship Fund to provide necessary financial assistance to students struggling with various life events. For the 2020-2021 academic year, over $46,000 was awarded to students in need, marking this past year as the largest amount of money the Student Hardship Fund has ever awarded since its conception in 2011. By making a gift to this campaign you are helping one more student make it to the finish line and obtain their degree. We need your help to be able to continue to fulfill this critical need in the student body, as well as ensure the future existence of this fund. We thank you in advance for making a gift today and for making a difference in the lives of our future leaders!