Kettering University launches emergency fund for struggling students


FLINT, Michigan—Kettering University has launched its Kettering University Student Emergency Fund to support students made economically vulnerable by the pandemic.


“We know these are trying and uncertain times for everyone, especially our students,” said University President Dr. Robert K. McMahan.


Over 90 students have shown interest in the emergency fund seeks to ameliorate costs associated with housing, food, and academic costs, like technology, Co-op wages, or tuition expenses. Due to varying individual circumstances and needs, enrolled students are encouraged to fill out the Kettering University Student Emergency Fund request form to determine their eligibility for funding.

"Because this is an evolving and open-ended situation, we are focused on broadly meeting basic needs," said Kip Darcy, Kettering University Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing. "Our goal is to keep students moving forward with their education and reduce their stress -- and that of their families during these trying times."


In tandem with its emergency fund, Kettering University is continuing to launch other support services like virtual tours for prospective students, the Keep Me Kettering Emergency fund for alumni to donate to current students, and the launch of SEEK: Success through Early Enrollment at Kettering that provides online STEM courses for high school and transfer students.


“Classes began this (April 13) and run through June 19 with more than 60 students already enrolled,” said the press release.


“As we continuously look into every avenue available to provide quality education through virtual learning, we’re also implementing tools and vital resources that address our students’ physical and mental well-being,” said McMahan


Questions and requests for more information about the Kettering University Student Emergency Fund can be sent to the Financial Aid team at [email protected] or scheduled virtual meeting through the emergency fund request form.


“This fund, designed specifically to meet the immediate financial needs of our students, is one way we’ve tried to lift what is a front-of-mind issue from them to ensure that they can focus on their academic success,” said McMahan.

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