New fund to support students, employees facing sudden hardship

University Communications file photo
University Communications file photo

A new fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation will support students and employees facing sudden financial hardship from emergency situations like the recent flooding across the region.

Contributions to the University of Nebraska Emergency Assistance Fund are being accepted. Gifts from individuals, companies and organizations will help currently enrolled students and employees who are in crisis because of natural disasters, home displacement, food insecurity or other emergencies. Aid from the fund will be awarded by the university president based on need.

“It’s inspiring to see Nebraskans pull together during times of need,” said Hank Bounds, NU president. “We know many members of the extended University of Nebraska family are interested in how they can help students, faculty and staff whose lives have been impacted by the recent devastating floods. The NU Emergency Assistance Fund is one option for providing support. Every gift helps when members of our community are facing the unexpected.”

Gifts may be made securely online or mailed to the University of Nebraska Assistance Fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation, P.O. Box 82555, Lincoln NE 68501-2555. Checks should be made payable to the University of Nebraska Foundation and should include an “NU Emergency Assistance Fund” designation.

Students and employees interested in requesting aid from the fund may contact the university at or 402-472-2111.

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