Student Emergency Relief

Help Niners in need during this time of economic uncertainty. 

Niners Supporting Niners

March 31, 2020

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.

Your impact in 48 hours

March 25, 2020

We've seen unbelievable commitment by many generous alumni and friends in support of our students in the last 48 hours.


During that time, our students have had the opportunity to express their great need. To date, we have received 319 applications from students requesting assistance. We know that the spirit of Niner Nation is one of unity and fortitude and we will get through this together. Thank you for making generous contributions and continuing to help spread the word to support our fellow Niners. 


If you'd like to share a word of encouragement with our students during these uncertain times, feel free to do so by replying to this email. In tough times like these, your words can lift their spirits. 


Throughout the year, we do all that we can to provide opportunities for our students. Now you and many others are providing a different kind of support at a time when they need it most. We are truly grateful, but the words of our students themselves express the true impact. 


In the days ahead, please keep your Niner family in your thoughts, as you are in ours. 

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