Since April, the Office of International Education (OIE) received $34,500 in funding to support fourteen F-1 international students thanks to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Emergency Student Funding (ESF) relief! The ESF provides financial support to international students when emergencies in their home countries, or globally such as COVID-19, threaten to jeopardize the completion of their studies.
The OIE staff reviewed over 240 applications and nominated 27 applicants based on IIE’s criteria. IIE ESF awarded nine international students $2,500 each for the Summer 2020 and an additional eight students received $1,500 each this Fall 2020. To further support students, the OIE provided $100 gift cards to all 27 nominated students for the online campus bookstores. The OIE and IIE received an overwhelming response to their call of nominations for the ESF: COVID-19 Response. We remain sympathetic to the challenges students are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, should additional funding become available, we will inform our students immediately.
To learn more about IIE’s Emergency Student Funding program please visit: https://www.iie.org/Programs/Emergency-Student-Fund