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​Making A Difference In The Lives of Our Students

Since March, UHD has awarded nearly $3.5 million in financial assistance to qualified students, which include private donations to the Gator Emergency Fund and federal assistance from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds as authorized by the CARES Act. 

This funding complements several University initiatives aimed at supporting students during the COVID-19 pandemic with technology support, virtual career coaching, online academic support opportunities, calling campaigns, emotional support services and more. 

What is the Gator Emergency Fund?

The Gator Emergency Fund supports the financial stability and personal wellbeing of UHD students. The Fund helps students who experience loss of income, natural disasters, unexpected medical needs, loss of transportation or other unanticipated events. Intended as short-term relief, the Fund assists students who need additional help with everyday expenses — housing, utilities, minor medical expenses, food and other bills that might otherwise force them to drop out of school.

Attending school can be hard enough without an emergency to disrupt plans. With your gift to the Gator Emergency Fund, you can ensure UHD students are supported and able to remain focused on continuing their academic journey.

If you are a student in need of emergency support, contact the Dean of Students Office at​ or 713-221-8100.

We're In This Together!

The Gator Emergency Fund is supported by private donations from alumni, faculty, staff, friends and corporate and foundation partners. More than 330 students have received over $180,000 from generous donors seeking to help students impacted by the pandemic.

Meet a few of the many students who are grateful to our donors:

UHD Student Government Association President-elect Alan Modrow

Student Karen Palma and Helen Ekoh Ibe Can Contine Their Academic Journeys

With your gift to the Gator Emergency Fund, we're able to ensure UHD students are supported during the pandemic and can continue their academic journey.

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Last updated 10/15/2021 9:01 AM