The shift to distance learning has created challenges for many Lawrentians. We know many students have incurred extraordinary or unplanned expenses in the wake of the changes brought on by the global pandemic.

Using donor-supported institutional funds, as well as funds the university has received from the CARES Act via a grant from the Department of Education awarded to us on April 24, we are able to provide emergency grants to help Lawrentians recover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Grants can be used for eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. Grants are available to all students, regardless of citizenship status.

To formally request funds, please complete this short form, which will initiate a special review by a team of Lawrence professionals, who will review your financial circumstances to determine eligibility and financial distribution.

The priority consideration date to complete the form is Friday, May 8. The team will move quickly to notify all applicants of the results as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we wish you well as we near the midway point of the spring term.

Until we can see each other again, be well and do well,

Christopher Card
Vice President for Student Life

Ken Anselment
Vice President for Enrollment & Communication