Thomas Edison State University (TESU) Foundation has launched the Student Emergency Relief Fund to provide critical assistance to enrolled students with evolving financial needs during times of crisis.

TESU’s student population encompasses working adults including nurses, first responders, active-duty military and reservists, busy parents and family caregivers – those most likely to have their higher education endeavors derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have always been uniquely qualified to support students with competing responsibilities who are earning their degrees,” said Dr. Merodie A. Hancock, president of TESU. “At no time has this funding been more valued and critical to them, their family members and their communities.”

TESU students facing budgetary circumstances preventing them from continuing their education are urged to visit the Special Scholarship Award Application page to complete the application form.

“We have been humbled by the generous and positive response from our donors so far,” said John Thurber, executive vice president of the TESU Foundation. “Those interested in supporting this crucial and ongoing need can visit the TESU Emergency Relief Fund web page to make a donation.”

Thurber added that 100 percent of all donations will be used for scholarship support and make it possible for students to finish their degree – something that could be their greatest asset as they and their families seek to recover from this economic crisis.

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