Supporting Our Golden Eagles
Northeastern Illinois University is grateful to the many of you who have asked how you can help students as we implement safety measures that protect our University community from the spread of COVID-19. Northeastern has designated the Student Emergency Fund for this effort. Click the link below to support students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships as a result of the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Make a Gift to the Student Emergency Fund
Since 2018, the Student Emergency Fund has provided emergency financial support to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to temporary or unexpected hardships.
Northeastern’s students are resilient, resourceful and innovative. However, given the unprecedented circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, our students are experiencing major disruptions in their lives that could derail their attainment of a college degree. As a University, we are deeply committed to meeting student needs through support, guidance and, with the help of our University community, emergency funding to help them navigate these challenges. To that purpose, Northeastern is deploying the Student Emergency Fund to help undergraduate and graduate students impacted by this crisis.
The fund assists students who had planned out their budgets for the semester but are now dealing with unexpected circumstances such as loss of wages or off-campus jobs due to business shutdown; costs to pivot to remote learning for the remainder of the semester; traveling home unexpectedly; and other, unanticipated expenses due to interruptions caused by COVID-19.
This fund has already been deployed to help students meet essential expenses due to temporary or unexpected hardships. Your philanthropy and gifts of ALL sizes can and will make an immediate and lasting difference in the lives of Northeastern students. Thank you for your support.
Undergraduate and graduate students who need financial assistance due to circumstances having to do with COVID-19 should apply below. See the details of eligibility on the application page. Students with questions should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (773) 442-4600 and leave a message.