Emergency Student Support Fund

Emergency Student Support Fund

Make an Immediate Difference for UM Students

As the global effects of COVID-19 continue to evolve, the University of Montana family is persevering through this challenge together. We invite you to partner with us in our collective effort to help students as they confront the great hurdles of this pandemic while working to excel in their coursework and learning experiences. 

Visit the form below to give now. Visit our CARES Act page to learn how new legislation makes it easier to support UM students during the pandemic. 

Our most vulnerable students need your support. The University of Montana Emergency Student Support Fund has been established to help enrolled students meet their basic needs by alleviating unexpected financial hardship created by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Resources offered through the fund are made available through the generous donations of family, friends and alumni of the University of Montana. 

Students who cannot afford essential needs such as making rent payments, purchasing necessary prescriptions, ordering course materials or paying for an emergency medical procedure, may apply for short-term assistance from the fund. The resources are intended to provide financial assistance to current University of Montana students only. For details about student qualifications and the application, visit the Student Affairs website

Your support is critical to student safety and academic success. Your gift helps cover costs such as:  

  • Technology and connectivity needs related to distance learning
  • Books and other instructional expenses
  • Tuition and instructional fees
  • Housing, rent and utilities
  • Food and groceries
  • Transportation
  • Medical and dental bills
  • Childcare
  • Other emergency or unforeseen circumstances

This time is very challenging and disruptive for UM students. In true Grizzly fashion, they are making the most of their remote instruction and adapted UM services. Remarkably, 4,000 course sections have moved to fully remote instruction, allowing UM faculty and staff to deliver on the promise of a world-class education while keeping thousands of people safe. 

Generations of Grizzlies and UM supporters have taken care of each other and have built a strong, supportive community.  Thank you for being a part of this community and for supporting the health and well-being of UM students.  

   

Help students now

How we help UM students today will make a big difference in their futures. Your giving sends a hopeful message that you share in our belief of a brighter future and the resilience of our UM family. 

Your gift of any size will count toward the Emergency Student Support Fund.  

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Emergency Student Support Fund — Help Students Now

Contact Us

Chris Ritrievi

Please contact Vice President of Development Chris Ritrievi at chris.ritrievi@supportum.org for more information.