This is an unprecedented and challenging time for all of us, especially for our 49er students.
Chancellor Dubois announced last week that UNC Charlotte had created two important funds, the Student Emergency Relief Fund and the Jamil Niner Student Pantry Fund to help provide needed relief to students.
Niner Nation’s response to the Chancellor’s request was remarkable with nearly $250,000 committed to date. Within the first week that funds were available, however, UNC Charlotte awarded more than $236,100 to 578 students through the Student Emergency Relief Fund, nearly depleting the available funds. On top of that, 429 students are on a waiting list for grants that will be made as funds are available. We expect that our students’ needs will become more acute as the economic impact of the pandemic deepens.
The COVID-19 pandemic will cause some dislocation in all of our lives. But for our students, the pandemic threatens their dreams and the brighter future that a degree from UNC Charlotte promises.
Working together we are showing our students that we truly are all Niners. Thank you, once again, for quickly answering the call to help our Niner family.