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Student Emergency Fund Impact

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Thank you to the many alumni and friends who have given to the Brandeis Student Emergency Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your support has made so much possible for our students.

As of August 17, 2020, we have disbursed emergency funding to close to 1200 Brandeis students in need. More specifically:

  • $390,000+ in rental assistance to help close to 380 students find new housing arrangements

  • $99,000+ in travel reimbursements to help 200+ students get off-campus safely

  • $100,000+ towards the purchase of laptops and other technology to help 150+ students learn remotely

  • $68,000+ in food and groceries to help nourish 175+ students

  • $7,000+ in travel directly booked through the Brandeis travel agencies

  • Remaining funding has covered for food, WiFi, shipping and storage, and a variety of other needs

Thank you for supporting Brandeis students through these uncertain times. We are so grateful.


For Students

Students in need of emergency assistance may email emergencyfunds@brandeis.edu for more information.