Eastern Michigan University introduces new EMU CARES Grant to address disruption in education due to COVID-19

Provides $500 grant for students enrolling in one online/virtual summer class; $1,000 grant for students enrolling in two summer classes

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YPSILANTI --  In a move to address the serious disruption in students’ pursuit of their college degrees, Eastern Michigan University is introducing the new EMU CARES Grant. The new one-time grant provides $500 to undergraduate students enrolling in one three-credit course, and $1,000 for undergraduate students enrolling in two courses/six-credit hours. It applies to current students as well as guest and transfer students who enroll in Eastern’s more than 750 online/virtual summer courses, which begin May 4, 2020. 

“Providing financial assistance to our current students and students from across the state and region whose education has been disrupted is an important priority,” said Eastern Michigan University Vice President for Enrollment Management Kevin Kucera. “We understand the profound impact the global health crisis is having on everyone, particularly the financial hardship on students and their families. We are committed to doing everything we can to help students persist in their education and complete the degrees they are working toward.” 

Eastern Michigan University summer registration is currently underway. Students can visit the University’s online enrollment page to learn more about the University’s extensive online and transferable summer course offerings. 

The EMU CARES Grant is automatically applied upon registration. For students who have already registered for summer courses, the grant will be reflected in a future statement.

The new grant applies to all undergraduate courses, with the exception of the University's contractually-priced fully online RN2BSN program.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves nearly 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about EasternMichigan University, visit the University's website.

April 09, 2020

Written by:
Walter Kraft

Media Contact:
Geoff Larcom