Columbus - Student Emergency Fund
Direct Student Impact: Our Emergency Funds are crucial to many of our students continued success. For some students, sudden and unexpected situations arise such as loss of transportation, threat of eviction, threat of utilities disconnected, or other events that may prevent a student from staying enrolled. Thus, this fund was developed to help ensure our students would continue to obtain a degree, even when experiencing hardships. Your support helps provide financial assistance for Columbus Ivy Tech students facing unforeseen financial emergencies. Emergency funds are not intended to pay for routine expenses or be a consistent supplement to a student's education funding.
How You Can Help: No matter the size of your donation, every gift is an investment in a student's life, and in the lives of the student’s family. By donating to this fund, you are impacting the lives of our students, as well as directly impacting the lives of the student’s family, and the broader community. This fund is made possible by the generosity of employees and community members like you!
Student Story: I'm currently attending Ivy Tech. I work about 55 hours a week and go to school full time with not much money to spare. During the last semester my only computer’s hard drive and a fan had critical failures that I couldn't hope to fix as the repairs were well out of my budget until my college put me in touch with the foundation. It took me a day or two to finally stop crying with happiness that I could finish my degree and go into the career field I want.
Student Story: With the closure of many facilities Due to Covid-19 I have lost my income and have been working towards finding a way to complete the final payment of this semester. This pandemic has been a complete surprise, as is the award you have given to me. Thank you again! Not only has this award brought financial support, but it has also brought me encouragement.
Student Story: I expressed to you the concern I had about not being able to pay for much-needed repairs to my vehicle, and that I may have had to take a semester or two away from Ivy Tech to raise the money to keep my vehicle in safe, working order. Deciding to leave the college would have been a choice I would have made, reluctantly, out of necessity. But, thanks to you, I was not forced to make that decision. Thanks to your generosity, I have been able to set aside much of my financial worries and focus on my academic progress.