Support Emergency Funding for UT Students

Your gift will be matched! Make an immediate difference for the UT students struggling in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. So far $1,478,612 has been raised for our students. 

Thank you

May 26, 2020

Thank you for being there when UT students needed you most.

From mid-March to mid-May, over 10% of our student body requested support from the Student Emergency Fund prior to the opening of UT’s CARES Act Fund. To put that incredible need into context, during the entire 2018-19 academic year just 315 students requested support.

Your gifts contributed to:

  • $3,247,714.24 given directly to 3,804 Longhorns in need.
  • $1,829,785 given to 2,001 students in need of support for basic needs like housing, meals and utilities.
  • $962,129 given to 1,435 students in need of academic technology, including 621 new computers.
  • $455,800 given to support hundreds of UT students who were studying abroad and needed support to cover emergency housing and/or urgent travel back home.

Nearly half of the students who received support are first-generation college students. Half of the students who received support have family incomes of less than $60,000 per year.

Thank you again for supporting UT students.

Spring semester has ended, but students are still in need

May 08, 2020

Your generosity is making a difference for UT students. As part of #GivingTuesdayNow, alumni and friends gave more than $25,000 to support the Student Emergency Fund. Your support continues to be essential as nearly 10% of our students find themselves in need of emergency help, with new applications for assistance being submitted daily.

 

Since March,

  • We’ve received requests for emergency funds from 4,658 students.
  • We’ve allocated $2,678,234.39 to support basic needs like rent assistance, food and lost wages.
  • We’ve shipped 621 computers to students who need them to stay connected with their classes and allocated an additional $427,229.40 to support technology needs like Wi-Fi access.

Please continue to check this page for updates on our support for students.

Need for Emergency Help Grows

May 01, 2020

The incredible generosity of our donors has already supported thousands of students at The University of Texas at Austin. But each week, hundreds more find themselves in need of emergency support to pay their rent, feed themselves or pay for other essentials.

 

This week,

  • 510 students submitted new applications for emergency support. We received 108 new applications on Thursday alone.
  • We have allocated $463,887.62 to students in need.

Since March,

  • We’ve received requests for emergency funds from 3,774 students.
  • We’ve allocated $1,925,761 to support basic needs like rent assistance, food and lost wages.
  • We’ve shipped 621 computers to students who need them to stay connected with their spring classes and allocated $330,704.01 to support technology needs like Wi-Fi access.

Please continue to check this page and UT Austin social media for updates on our support for students.

Your Support Matters to UT Students

April 24, 2020

Every dollar given to the Student Emergency Fund this spring will go directly to a student in need. We have worked quickly to ensure that our students have the tools they need to successfully complete the spring semester, but job loss and other hardships continue to challenge young Longhorns.

 

This week,

  • 554 students submitted new applications for emergency support. We received 104 new applications on Thursday alone.
  • We have allocated $400,663.81 to students in need.

Since March,

  • We’ve received requests for emergency funds from 3,264 students.
  • We’ve allocated $1,607,097.74 to support basic needs like rent assistance, food and lost wages.
  • We’ve shipped 621 computers to students who need them to stay connected with their spring classes and allocated $185,479.65 to support technology needs like Wi-Fi access.

Please continue to check this page and UT Austin social media for updates on our support for students.

$1M raised for UT students; need for support continues

April 17, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of Longhorn Nation, we’ve already raised more than $1 million for UT students in need of emergency support due to COVID-19. But we still need your help. Hundreds more students are finding themselves in need of assistance each week as their circumstances at home change.

  • In just the past week, we have received new emergency support requests from 844 students.
  • In that time, we have allocated $411,116.11 to students in need.

Since March,

  • We’ve received requests for emergency funds from 2,710 students.
  • We’ve allocated a total of $1,258,712 to support basic needs like rent assistance, food and lost wages.
  • We’ve shipped 521 computers to students who need them to stay connected with their spring classes and allocated $133,201.58 to support technology needs like wifi access.

Please continue to check this page and UT Austin social media for updates on our support for students.

Record-Breaking Support for UT Students

April 10, 2020

Your generosity is breaking records. The HornRaiser to support the Student Emergency Fund has received the most gifts of any UT crowdfunding project ever. Your support is crucial as we continue to provide unprecedented assistance to students in need.

  • In just the past week, we have allocated over half a million dollars — $515,361.17 — to students in need.
  • We’ve received requests for emergency funds from 1,886 students.
  • We’ve shipped 322 computers to students who need them to stay connected with their spring classes.
  • We’ve already allocated a total of $875,851.28 to support basic needs like rent assistance, food and lost wages and $104,946.19 to support technology needs like wifi access.

Please continue to check this page and UT Austin social media for updates on our support for students.

Across the Half-Million Mark for UT Students in Need

April 03, 2020

Thank you, Longhorn Nation. In the 10 days since we began our campaign to support UT students impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, you have generously given over $595,000 to provide support for Longhorns in need.

As of April 3, UT’s Student Emergency Services team has:

  • Received emergency fund applications from 1,053 students.
  • Allocated $391,876.30 to support basic needs like rent assistance, food and lost wages.
  • Allocated 195 computers and $73,560 to support other technology needs like wifi access so students can continue their spring coursework.

 We’ll continue to post weekly updates here and on UT social media to share how your gift is helping UT students.

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