The Nicholls State University Foundation has established the Nicholls Campus Emergency Fund to assist students in times of unique needs.
As part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, Nicholls has transitioned to online instruction and testing. With the transition to a virtual campus, nearly all faculty and staff are working remotely. For many Nicholls students, this pandemic has caused severe financial burdens not only from the ability to continue their education but also in their personal lives separate from being a student. In an effort to help support them during these challenging times, the Nicholls Campus Emergency Fund was created.
Initial funding will be used for students with unforeseen expenses. The transition to all online classes and testing has created a financial burden that many students were not prepared. Secondly, funds will be used to support Mom’s Pantry, which is a stocked cabinet open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for any student in need of food. The pantry is located on campus to provide food to students to help bridge the gap between hunger and success. With some students only option being to remain on campus and many others losing their part time employment, being hungry should not be one of their concerns. Supporting Mom’s Pantry will provide students access to food in a safe and secure manner.
The objective of the Nicholls Campus Emergency Fund will be to assist the Nicholls Campus to make it through this current time and to maintain fundraising efforts to be prepared for similar occurrences. Additionally, services from this fund could also be used in the future to assist students in other emergency situations.
These are just a couple of examples of how a gift to the Nicholls Emergency Fund will assist students in a time of need. To make your gift, please click to Support the Nicholls Emergency Fund.
For more information about these examples or other uses on campus, please contact Jeremy T. Becker, Executive Director of Nicholls Foundation at 985-448-4006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.