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Students Describe Your Gift’s Impact
“[When] I lost my job as a server in D.C. due to COVID-19, I no longer had a source of income and was unable to pay my bills. I was frantic trying to find new work and file for unemployment, unable to even think about my studies because survival was the main priority.
My professor suggested I apply for emergency funding through University Life. The funding came through and I felt as though I could breathe again. The funding has allowed me to shift my focus from ‘how I am going to pay for rent, food, and bills?’ back to my studies. I am eternally grateful for the support I have received from my Mason family.” —Mason student, 3/23/20
“After having my normal 40-hour work week cut down to 16 hours due to the Covid-19 outbreak, my life changed before my eyes in seconds. When I had heard that Mason was offering emergency funding, I truly could not believe it, I filled out my application as fast as I could. … Within a couple of days, it was decided that I had been approved for emergency funding.
This opportunity has given me a sense of security and has put my mind at ease. I am so grateful that I can continue to pay my bills during this trying time, and that my academic success here at Mason will not be affected due to the virus. I truly could not thank the committee and donors enough, for this wonderful chance to remain happy and healthy during this time!” —Mason student, 3/22/20