During this unprecedented time, many students are facing substantial and unforeseen financial burdens.

King’s students have shared that they:

  • need help paying for food and rent with the loss of their part-time, full-time, and summer jobs,
  • have had to give up their job in order to care for a sick family member,
  • are having difficulty accessing the internet to complete their online course work,
  • are struggling to pay for the additional costs of increased internet use (something not incorporated into their original school budget),
  • and are worried about being able to pay their bills over the next few months.

The King’s Student Emergency Fund provides financial assistance with:

  • food purchases and other essential costs for financially disadvantaged students,
  • housing challenges for those stranded far from home and loved ones due to border closures,
  • securing an internet connection at home,
  • and other financial hardships that have presented themselves due to the health crisis.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, more than 380 King’s students have received financial support through the Student Emergency Fund as of April 30. However, many students continue to struggle with the financial implications of this health crisis. Even though the government has announced financial support for students, the need is great. Many students are ineligible for this support, including international students who face the added uncertainty of when they will be able to go home, how they will get there, and how they will pay for living expenses in the meantime.

With your help, we can reach our extended goal of raising an additional $25,000 for the Student Emergency Fund by May 31, which will provide much-needed support for 100 more King’s students. Every gift makes a difference.

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If you are a student in need of financial assistance as a result of COVID-19, you can apply for King's General Bursary assistance: www.kings.uwo.ca/scholarships (search for "King's University College General Bursary")