Lindenwood University has created a new Lions’ Relief Fund to assist students who are struggling with challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alumni Director Rachael Heuermann said the fund was created in response to alumni who have contacted her office offering to contribute toward the needs of students having trouble as a result of the pandemic. Like most other universities around the country, Lindenwood suspended in-person classes and moved its students off campus to slow the spread of the virus. The sudden change has created challenges for some students.
“Designed to ensure the safety and success of our students, the Lions’ Relief Fund will address students’ needs in this ever-changing crisis,” Heuermann said. “Some students may need access to technology to continue their studies virtually. Others may need help with everyday necessities, such as food and hygiene products and access to health services.”
Not unlike the Lions’ Reserve Fund, which assists students whose financial aid has run out just short of degree completion, students may apply for assistance from the fund and will be evaluated based on need.
“Lindenwood is committed to responding quickly to our Lion family and to the needs of our students to make it through this crisis,” Heuermann said. “Your help now is more important than ever to support our students’ success and continue the legacy of Lindenwood University.”