The challenges facing students due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been severe. While all of our students have been impacted in some way, our most vulnerable communities, including disabled students, student parents, first-generation students and low-income students carry the greatest burden.
The Student Emergency Fund was created to provide direct, immediate support to Berkeley students who are experiencing unforeseen difficulties — including job loss or fewer resources to cover their personal and academic expenses — as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. To ensure the maximum number of students finish their Berkeley education, gifts to this fund support resources such as:
- Relocating students
- Housing expenses
- Essential items like household goods, clothing, and books
- Technology solutions for remote learning
Thanks to donations from alumni and friends we were able to positively impact graduate students by providing support for the following areas:
Your investment in this fund has deepened the resources we can provide our students to ensure they will stay on track with their academic and career goals.