New emergency assistance fund to support NU students, employees facing sudden hardship

March 25, 2019

A new fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation will support NU students and employees on all campuses facing sudden financial hardship from emergency situations like the recent flooding that has impacted people and communities across the state.

Contributions to the University of Nebraska Emergency Assistance Fund are being accepted now. Gifts from individuals, companies and organizations will help currently enrolled students and current 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, for example, for scholarships or other assistance.

“It’s inspiring to see Nebraskans pull together during times of need,” President Hank Bounds said. “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 at nufoundation.org/nuemergencyfund. Gifts may also be mailed to University of Nebraska Foundation, P.O. Box 82555, Lincoln NE 68501-2555. Make checks payable to the University of Nebraska Foundation and include “NU Emergency Assistance Fund” on the memo line or enclosed with the gift.

Students and employees interested in requesting aid from the fund may contact the university at NUEmergencyFund@nebraska.edu or (402) 472-2111.

Media Contact
Melissa Lee
Director of Communications University of Nebraska