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Support the MHC Student Safety Net Fund

As the world adjusts to the new normal brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mount Holyoke community has worked tirelessly amid uncertain circumstances, swiftly pivoting to a completely remote fall semester. Faculty and staff took up the challenge to create a new flexible immersive teaching model that allows students to access the College's robust curriculum regardless of their location, while students and families modified their plans to focus on setting up classroom and study spaces at home.

There are, however, students whose personal circumstances may require more urgent additional financial help. To address these concerns, Mount Holyoke has established the Student Safety Net Fund, a grant program that provides support to currently enrolled first generation and/or low income students who may have a difficult time accessing living necessities, technology or other items that support academic learning in a remote environment.

Gifts to the Student Safety Net Fund directly help our students to offset costs for essential needs such as food, shelter or internet access.

There are many ways that you can make a gift to support our students:

» MHC’s online giving form Select Student Safety Net Fund in the dropdown menu.

» PayPal Include “Student Safety Net Fund" in the special instructions field.

» Venmo (@mountholyokefund1837) Include your email address, class year (if applicable) and “Student Safety Net Fund.”


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