Help Support Students in Need

1,656 donors have made gifts to support the Emergency Assistance Fund. Your gifts have helped raise $734,245 to support students during these uncertain times.

A Thank You Message from Allison Calhoun-Brown, Vice President for Student Engagement and Programs

June 16, 2020

Allison Calhoun-Brown, Ph.D. Vice President for Student Engagement and Programs, thanks you on behalf of the university for your support of the Emergency Assistance Fund and helping us make a difference for our students during these uncertain times.



Student support systems in place at Georgia State before pandemic have proven invaluable

June 10, 2020

Of Georgia State’s student body of 53,000, nearly 60 percent are from families that would fall under federal poverty guidelines. Eighty-five percent of the university’s undergraduates hold full- or part-time jobs, according to Senior Vice President for Student Success Timothy M. Renick, and many of those jobs — in sectors like food service and retail — were the first to evaporate as the economy began to sputter in March.


Click here to read more on the ways Georgia State University is helping students navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19.


Thank You from our Georgia State University Students

May 28, 2020

Because of donors like you, we have raised over $650,000 to help students during this time. Students are able to get assistance with household bills, groceries and technology needs in order to complete course work from home. 


As said by a recipient of the Emergency Assistance Fund:

"I just wanted to say thank you to you and everyone that helped me obtain this financial assistance. I’m grateful, and I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have this assistance. This year has been very tough for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"


Emergency Assistance Fund Receives $100,000 Grant

May 08, 2020

In April, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta announced that Georgia State University's Emergency Assistance Fund would receive $100,000 from the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. Click here to read more about the contribution which was received this week.


To learn more about the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, click here.



GSU Cares: Georgia State Alumni are making an impact in response to COVID-19

May 04, 2020

Georgia State Alumni are on the front lines responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read some of their stories here.


A special thank you from our Dean of Students, Michael Sanseviro

March 31, 2020

Associate Vice President of Student Engagement and Dean of Students, Michael Sanseviro would like to share a special message with our donors in the video below.


Thank you for your gift to the Emergency Assistance Fund. Through this fund, we can help students during critical times and connect them with food, housing and other basic resources necessary to support their success. Our goal is to help our most needy students through adversity with as little disruption to their education as possible. Your gift will help us to achieve this goal. 


We look forward to keeping you updated as we continue to serve our students. Thank you again for your support during this difficult time. With your support, we have raised more than $65,000 for this fund. Help us share raise awareness by sharing this project on social media.



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