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When Adella 罗宾逊 was forced to make a career change for health reasons at age 55, she didn’t realize the current job market would be so difficult to navigate. “I realized I need my bachelor’s degree to move forward,” 罗宾逊 said. “I have my associate degree, but it hasn’t really been getting me any interviews.”
To speed up her graduation, 罗宾逊 took on a five-course load in Spring 2019. Unfortunately, this exhausted 罗宾逊’s student loans while she was still between jobs. In need of help, 罗宾逊 turned to Northeastern’s 学生应急基金 and within a week, she had a check to help pay her monthly rent bill. “If it had not been for that emergency fund of $500, I probably would have a five-day notice,罗宾逊说, an 跨学科研究 主要. “I don’t even know where I would be today.”
的 学生应急基金 is an avenue for Northeastern students to seek immediate assistance during financial emergencies such as housing insecurities, unexpected medical hardships and job loss that might derail their academic progress, particularly during this current COVID-19 Pandemic.
罗宾逊, 两个孩子的母亲, had started working toward a bachelor’s degree years ago, but stopped when her daughter needed help getting through high school. 罗宾逊 enrolled in Northeastern in Fall 2018 and is determined to be the first person in her family to earn a bachelor’s degree.
With the support of the 学生应急基金, 罗宾逊 was able to pay the 主要ity of her rent, which eased the pressure as she went on job interviews. Shortly thereafter, she was hired by Catholic Charities to be a home care aid. 最终, 罗宾逊 hopes to use her Northeastern degree to either work as a resource coordinator with a nonprofit or start her own organization to help children and the elderly understand what avenues of assistance are available to them.
As Northeastern helps students navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as other life situations, students may apply online for aid for any emergency needs, with some exclusions such as tuition and health insurance. 的 fund can also help cover a medical bill.
英语 马德琳·K少校., who suffers from a chronic autoimmune disease that causes her to be more susceptible to other illnesses, contracted influenza last year and went to an urgent care center. 在她来访六个月后, Madeleine discovered that insurance did not cover all of the charges, and she still owed nearly $375 that she could not afford to pay. Madeleine applied for help through the 学生应急基金 and quickly was granted the money she needed to stay in school and keep the bill from going to collections.
“I needed to pay that off because if I hadn’t, I would probably not be able to go to school,”她说。. “I would need to work, and I was still feeling sick due to my autoimmune disease.”
Gifts to the 学生应急基金 and the NEIU 基金会 make a significant impact on our students' lives. Your gift can make a difference.