The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham recently awarded Jefferson State a $25,000 grant for COVID-19 emergency student relief.
The grant provides financial resources to deserving students facing economic hardship and immediate monetary needs due to COVID-19 that, if not met, could result in an inability to complete certain programs.
“Jefferson State greatly appreciates our partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham and all the support they have provided to our students,” said Jefferson State President Keith Brown. “Many students and their families are needing extra help during the coronavirus pandemic and the Community Foundation has definitely made a difference in their lives.”
The funds will be awarded to students based on emergency financial need and award amounts will vary based on need. Funds may be used for purposes such as food, housing, technology, health care, childcare, and other basic needs.
This COVID-19 Response Fund was established by the Community Foundation in partnership with donors to deploy flexible resources to community organizations that are on the front lines of the Greater Birmingham area coronavirus outbreak.
To apply for these funds, students can complete the application on the college’s website at www.jeffersonstate.edu/covid-19info/ftgrant.