In response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the college and foundation created a student emergency support fund to ensure access to emergency funds to protect the health and safety of students and families struggling during this pandemic. This fund is designed to help lessen the burden from: job loss, temporary layoff, coronavirus medical expenses, food insecurity and other housing related expenses. Thanks to the generosity of the community, we continue to raise funds to help students with emergency needs. Since the campus closed in mid-March, over 1,000 students applied for assistance, and we continue to receive more requests each day. More than 900 students have received assistance through privately raised dollars and CARES Act funds!
Below are a few testimonials from students who have received financial support during this crisis.
“In this time of uncertainty for everyone at the Madison College, the Emergency Funding service is a resource of great value. I feel very blessed for being a recipient of this program, and I lack words to thank you. This fund lifted up a big burden from my shoulders allowing me to refocus on my academic goals for the semester. Thank you very much dear donors, may God bless you all.”
“I honestly do not know what I would have done if I had not been blessed with receiving assistance from the Emergency Funding. This has taken a HUGE weight off of my shoulders during this VERY trying time we all are facing. The fact that I can rest assured knowing that a huge chunk of my electric bill was paid for brings tears to my eyes. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You all are my heroes!”
“Emergency Funding has benefited me by allowing me to put food on my table. Without this funding, who knows how long me and my family would have gone without food. It helped me relieve some of the stress that has come from the coronavirus.”