Financial assistance for BSU students affected by hurricanes

Posted at 5:24 PM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 19:24:32-04

When tragedy strikes, it can often be difficult to continue your education. At Boise State University, an emergency assistance fund is helping students affected by natural disasters, like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

Across campus, the Bronco family is coming together, helping classmates continue their education.
Assistance by way of the Dean of Students Emergency Assistance Fund is available to current students in good academic standing who are facing a financial hardship due to an emergency, or a natural disaster.

"Currently, we're taking a focus on our students impacted and affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma," said Anna Moreshead, Boise State's Assistant Dean of Students. "...and even more broadly with our wildfires and all sorts of things."

Created in 2014, the fund has granted more than $50,000 to students over the last three years. 
Now, Boise State is fundraising, hoping to help even more students. 

"This really is a great way to not only support students financially, but oftentimes when we hear from the students, we invite them in for a conversation, just to check in and make sure they're aware of additional support and resources beyond the financial piece," Moreshead said. 

University leaders estimate just over 50 students have possibly been affected by the recent storms. 

Boise State's fundraising campaign ends October 10. The goal is to raise $1,000. 

If you'd like to make a contribution, click here.