According to CNN Money, 40 percent of Americans cannot afford a $400 emergency expense. Understanding the impact that COVID-19 has had on our students nationwide, Walker’s Legacy and Walker’s Legacy Foundation are proud to provide micro-grants to assist college and university students with expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The $5,000 emergency grant fund will support eligible university students with food, transportation, moving, or other related expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Disbursements are being made between $25 and for up to $250 to ensure multiple students can receive aid to address emergency displacement and educational disruptions.
“Walker’s Legacy Foundation understands the difficulty faced by many college students displaced across the country because of this national emergency,” said Natalie Madeira Cofield, Founder & CEO of Walker’s Legacy and Walker’s Legacy Foundation. “With our emergency college fund, we hope to provide some sort of economic relief to as many students as possible.”
Micro-Grants are available for the following:
- Emergency travel related expenses for travel between home and/or college
- Emergency food needs related to return home or housing relocation
- Emergency housing associated with dorm housing misplacement
- Emergency moving expenses related to university evacuation
Emergency grant funds will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. There are a limited number of disbursements available and funding will be available until all funds are dispersed.
To apply for an emergency micro-grant, please click here.
If you’d like to submit a donation toward the Emergency College Fund to help more students, please click here.