UVU Student Emergency Fund

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What is the Utah Valley University (UVU) Student Emergency Fund? 

Finances are the #1 reason students withdraw from UVU.  

National data from the Hope Center at Temple University indicates that many students discontinue their education due to emergency financial pressure that is $500 or less.  

UVU established the Student Emergency Fund in 2019 to support students facing a financial crisis. The goal is to alleviate immediate financial burden in order to enable students to remain enrolled and ultimately graduate – helping to spur their future economic stability and growth.

Students applying for emergency scholarships also receive guidance from staff in an effort to address any ongoing challenges they may be facing. 

A minimal amount of funding NOW can change the course of a student’s life forever. Your gift helps with unplanned emergency expenses, so students do not have to choose between school and basic needs.  

UVU Student Emergency Fund Applicants

Infographic indicating: Median GPA 3.21; Enrolled in 12 credits; 47.6% are students of color; 75.5% are Utah residents; 60.5% identify as female; 38.8% are first-year students; 32.8% request an amount less than the $500 maximum.

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Every gift is meaningful and appreciated. You are welcome to make a donation of any size to support our students. If you'd like to create a legacy, please consider signing up for a monthly recurring gift that will have a lasting impact on future students and educators. Together, we uplift, provide exceptional care, and inspire students to be their very best.

For more information on ways to establish a legacy gift, such as through a will, bequest, trust, annuity, or IRA rollover, please visit uvgift.org.

If you prefer to donate via check, please make checks payable to UVU Foundation and mail to the address below. Please list "UVU Student Emergency Fund" in the memo field.

UVU Foundation
800 W University Pkwy MS 111
Orem, UT 84058

UVU employees are welcome to sign up for payroll deduction using the Employee Giving form.

Thank You from UVU Student Emergency Fund Recipients

Deanna with her family.

Deanna, Class of '21

Major: History

"My baby came early and, at the same time, tuition for spring semester of my senior year was due. My husband and I did not have enough saved to cover medical expenses, school, and rent. The grant from the UVU Student Emergency Fund helped me stay enrolled at UVU – and made it possible for us to survive in-between paychecks. I would like to thank donors for helping us through this difficult time. I have now graduated and I'm looking forward to the future."

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