This summer, let's make sure that our students are well prepared for next academic year. Open to all students, the book fund provides assistance for those who would otherwise be unable to purchase needed textbooks due to financial hardship.
Established over the summer by Student Development and Campus Life, The Office of Financial Aid and The Office Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, the Emergency Book Fund was created to supplement existing book scholarships and grants.
Karen L. Pennington, Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life, shares the importance of this campaign. “We receive requests that are more than double the amount of the available grants and funds for this type of need. Obviously, there is a tremendous need for book support and many students would not get the help they need without this Emergency Book Fund.”
Margaree Coleman-Carter, Dean of Students, has seen the immediate impact that donations make to this fund. “Students have been pouring into our office to apply for the funds, says Dean Carter. “There is obviously a great need for this type of support for our students, and students have expressed their appreciation for this resource. The Emergency Book Fund will allow more deserving students an opportunity to purchase books and supplies critical to their academic success this semester.”
Choose a giving level
With a gift of at least $25, you'll help to provide students with pens, pencils, notebooks, and more.