Rose State College Foundation Launches Student Relief Fund Published April 17, 2020

The Rose State College Foundation Board has approved a Student Relief Fund to assist Rose State students needing financial assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The funding will provide internet access for students, cover a portion of unpaid classes for the spring semester, and other immediate needs of students. 

“The Foundation Board is committed to supporting students who are needing financial assistance, at this time.  It’s important for students to complete the spring semester and enroll in virtual summer classes at Rose State College.  It is our hope that students will complete their education without any barriers,” stated Rose State Foundation Executive Director, Cindy Mikeman.

One need being addressed by this relief fund is internet access. Rose State moved all class delivery to an online platform for the remainder of the Spring semester and will continue through summer 2020. At least 50 to 75 Rose State students have been identified as not having internet access in their homes. The College has loaned laptops to those students and will allow use of the relief fund to assist with internet access at private residences to ensure the students have every opportunity to complete their college work.

Students interested in taking advantage of the fund will be required to fill out an application which will be reviewed by a committee, for student selection. The application can be found on the Rose State website at www.rose.edu/studentrelief.

The covid-19 student relief fund has been established to support students. The need is great and your support is welcome to ensure a seamless educational journey for our students.  You can donate to the relief fund at www.rose.edu/studentrelief.