Northern Essex Community College Creates Emergency Fund for Students Impacted by Pandemic

Northern Essex Community College social media campaign announcement.

Northern Essex Community College has created an Emergency Fund to help at-risk students stay in college as incomes may be affected by the current health situation.

The College says students are living paycheck to paycheck and money collected will cover laptop and/or internet access for online learning; tuition assistance and stipends, should students now be food insecure because of lost wages; and other needs that are connected with the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Allison Dolan-Wilson, the school’s vice president of institutional advancement, more than half of the Northern Essex students are Pell Grant eligible. That means their families already have a total income of $50,000 or less.

“Our students need us now more than ever. We need to support their desire to continue their education,” she said.

The public may donate by emailing Dolan-Wilson at [email protected]. Students may request help by emailing Despina Lambropoulos in Financial Aid at [email protected].

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