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Emergency Student Support

UW–Madison’s Emergency Student Support Fund is a critical resource to help students through times of financial crisis. This fund is designed to alleviate the types of financial emergencies that often derail students from continuing in school. Such circumstances include: 

  • food insecurity 
  • emergency travel home 
  • sudden loss of income 
  • unexpected bills 

Your support provides necessary relief to those who are financially vulnerable, because the Emergency Student Support Fund helps them navigate these challenging situations. 

“I definitely know, now more than ever, that I’m not alone in my struggles. I offer you my sincerest thanks for gifting me this grant during my time of need. I will never forget this gesture. It has provided me with a sense of overwhelming relief, as well as pride in my school. I have never been more proud to be a Badger!” 

–Previous emergency grant recipient

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