March 25, 2020 BK LI

BROOKLYN and PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – March 25, 2020 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) has established the COVID-19 Student Emergency Assistance Fund to help students who have been most affected by COVID-19. All donations received will be used to provide critical resources to students, as well as some SJC offices and other departments, to ensure students’ academic continuity and success.

The resources provided will help support a need for technology and equipment to provide connectivity and support while learning remotely; food and housing insecurity; daily living and transportation costs; and other expenses as needed.

“This emergency fund was purposefully established to provide help where it is needed most,” said Flavio Bollag, SJC’s executive director of development. “This will include situations such as food and housing insecurity, loss of off-campus employment and challenges with accessing online learning. We want to be sure that every SJC student can continue and thrive in this unpredictable time.”

The impact of COVID-19 has significantly changed the daily routines of many students. SJC is working to identify students with emergency needs and to provide ongoing support when necessary. This fund may evolve as students’ needs change over the coming weeks and months.

“The SJC community has a rich tradition of stepping up to help students through scholarships and other funding,” said Rory Shaffer-Walsh, SJC’s vice president for institutional advancement. “Many of our alumni and friends have asked how they can help ease the impact COVID-19 has already had on many of our students. We are so grateful for every gift we receive.” 

To apply for emergency funding, click this link and your application will be reviewed by the COVID-19 Student Emergency Assistance Committee. For more information, contact Rory Shaffer-Walsh at [email protected].

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.