Gamecock Friends and Family,
In the weeks since the University of South Carolina established the UofSC COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, more than a thousand students have applied for temporary financial aid with new requests coming in every day. The need is unprecedented, but so is the generosity of the South Carolina community.
When you donate to the UofSC COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, you're helping students like Brandon, a civil engineering senior who has a full class load and was working as a research assistant. When the university closed the campus in March, his research position – a project he’d worked on for two years – came to a stop, taking with it his primary source of income.
In need of help, Brandon was relieved that the university had established the UofSC COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to aid students facing financial hardships in the wake of COVID-19. He immediately applied, and a few days later, got the funds he needed to help pay rent and some urgent bills. “It meant I didn’t have to worry about how I was going to pay my bills for a while,” Brandon says. Now, with two new part-time jobs at a fast-food restaurant and a grocery store, he’s “back on track.”
Gifts of any size will have an immediate impact on students like Brandon who urgently need help, so please consider a gift today.
Forever to thee,
University of South Carolina