IIE Emergency Student Fund: COVID-19 Response
This week we are announcing another $100,000 grant from IIE’s Emergency Student Fund program to help students from India now at U.S. colleges and universities.
There were over 190,000 studying here when we released the 2019-2020 Open Doors Report and most are still with us. We know from conversations with our staff in New Delhi that the surging of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sub-continent affects all families and will make it difficult for many students to receive funds from home. Additionally, many students who were due to return home during the summer may be opting to stay in the U.S. until it is safe to return and will need additional funding. Until conditions stabilize, we will do everything we can to help.
IIE’s member institutions recently identified and nominated students on their campuses that are in the greatest need. We received over 600 nominations. While we are not able to help all students, we are prioritizing Indian students who were not awarded in the last call for nominations. A generous group of donors has committed over $110,000 in a match challenge for all new gifts directed to students impacted by COVID-19.
IIE is doing everything we can to help students through the pandemic – and with this match opportunity, your gift will go twice as far to help. All gifts, in any amount, are welcome.
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