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UH Urgent Student Relief Fund provides $200,000 to students

After a week of opening the UH Urgent Student Relief Fund, more than $200,000 has been awarded to more than 500 students. All 10 UH campuses are providing additional funding relief to more students.

UH President David Lassner thanks the companies and the community for helping UH students “with necessities such as food and shelter in these turbulent times, as they also strive to complete their studies.”

Applications to the UH Urgent Student Relief Fund are due each Wednesday by 4 p.m. with notification by the following week. The Urgent Student Relief Fund helps support students with unexpected financial hardships such as (but are not limited to):

  • costs encountered due to an unanticipated situation or emergency
  • loss of employment or housing
  • family emergencies
  • natural disasters or pandemic
  • food insecurity
  • medical/dental expenses
  • changes to childcare or transportation needs

Urgent Student Relief Fund is not a replacement for financial aid.

Applicants should contact their UH campus directly with any questions.

Donations to support the urgent needs of students can be made to the UH Foundation.

By Allan Salvador
Ka Lā staff writer

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