Student Emergency Fund available to help during COVID-19 pandemic

MINOT, N.D. – Minot State University is directing current MSU students to the Student Emergency Fund to help those struggling with finances during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Student Emergency Fund was established in 2017 by a generous donation from Mary Quandt, a 1976 graduate, to help students who have encountered an unforeseen catastrophic event that has led to financial emergencies. With ongoing changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students who are experiencing financial difficulties as Minot State has moved to remote learning or have lost income from businesses limiting hours or closing entirely are encouraged to apply.

“In this time of need, we are doing everything possible to support and assist our students. We care about their well-being over everything else,” said Kevin Harmon, MSU vice president for student affairs. “The Student Emergency Fund has been a valuable tool to help students who have experienced financial difficulties during a crisis; however, funds available are limited. We want students to be aware of this opportunity.”

Minot State students can access the application for the MSU Student Emergency Fund at

Each student’s situation is unique, and each request will be considered carefully and confidentially. Funds from an approved request will be added to the student’s University account for disbursement. Student Emergency Fund dollars do not need to be repaid and are intended to help with financial emergencies that would otherwise prevent them from continuing their education.

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Published: 03/26/20   

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