In recent weeks, the Carnegie Mellon University community has come together in incredible ways in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CMU’s faculty, students and staff have risen to the occasion, moving all courses online and research programs to being conducted remotely. During times like these, the perseverance of the CMU community will sustain the university in the months ahead.
Many alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends — many of whom are facing their own challenges at this time — have asked how to support CMU’s students during this time when they are experiencing unprecedented changes to how and where they learn and live. For those in a position to make a gift, their assistance is invaluable to students facing barriers to continuing their education.
Gifts to the Tartan Emergency Support Fund provide CMU with the resources to step in and help with individual undergraduate or graduate student needs during times of crisis.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, the university is seeing increased requests from students who are facing difficulties beyond their control. Gifts to this fund allow Carnegie Mellon to help students who need assistance with travel expenses to return home, have lost their employment, are experiencing food and housing insecurity, or have other basic needs. Some require resources to continue their educational pursuits remotely, such as access to a laptop or internet in their home. And some will need emergency financial aid because of hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Any CMU student, undergraduate or graduate, will be eligible to apply for assistance from the Tartan Emergency Support Fund, which makes an immediate impact on their lives during a difficult time.