Thank you for your interest in helping the Emory Student Hardship Fund. Even though the crowdfunding campaign has ended, you can still support Emory students in need by making a gift today!

Help an Emory Student in Need

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
47 Gifts
Project has ended
Project ended on September 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Student Hardship Fund promoted as a resource at the new Emory Student Center

September 11, 2019

For the past few weeks and today, at the Emory Student Center Celebration, visitors saw digital ads about the Student Hardship Fund. These simple ads encourage visitors to give or students to apply if they are experiencing a financial crisis.


Since the 2011-2012 academic year, the fund has supported 100 students with an average of $6,709 given out per year.


Thank you for contributing to this important cause at Emory! With a couple weeks left in the campaign, we are just over 50% of our $5,000 fundraising goal. Would you please help us reach our goal by sharing this opportunity to give back via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn? Also consider directly messaging and sharing the link,, with anyone who you think would be interested in supporting Emory students in their most desperate time of need.


Thanks again!

More donors flocking to Student Hardship Fund

August 08, 2019

Your gift to help an Emory student in need is adding up! So far, you are among 35 donors who have raised $2,057 toward the $5,000 goal.


With fall classes about to start Aug. 28, every dollar meets a critical need.


Recently, an Emory College junior who had Type 1 diabetes didn’t have money for medical supplies because their family finances had changed unexpectedly. The Hardship Fund gave this student $500 to get diabetic supplies needed for the rest of the semester.


More Emory students will benefit because recent graduates are giving back: 61 recent Emory graduates have donated Eagle Dollars totaling $322.88. This money remained on their student cards and their final swipe will benefit students in crisis. Their generosity is so inspiring!


Taking care of our own feels good. Why not widen the circle? Forward this opportunity to your network via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or directly send them the link, Making a gift is so easy and secure, and it really will help.


Thank you!

Help Build Awareness of the Student Hardship Fund

July 26, 2019

Thank you for making a gift to the Student Hardship Fund. Your generosity and support will make sure we are prepared to address their needs when the students return to Emory in the coming weeks. 


You can increase your impact by helping spread the word and sharing the video below from Student Hardship Fund co-founder Stephen Ratner 12C on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media.


Choose a giving level



$25 could help a senior, whose car broke down, finish their internship by paying for ride share services for a week



$125 could help a freshman complete their coursework for the semester by covering the cost of a month of diabetic supplies



$500 could help a student buy a plane ticket home for a family funeral



$1,000 could assist a graduate student working on their dissertation complete their work by helping them move into a safe apartment to escape domestic abuse

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