In this unexpected time, we want to share our work with you all without charge but do encourage you to consider donating to the Bear2Bear fund which directly supports Ursinus students.
Unexpected emergencies are nearly always accompanied by a significant financial burden. For students who may already be struggling to make ends meet or don’t have additional resources at their disposal, these emergencies can be the difference between completing their degrees or having to withdraw from the college. The Bear2Bear Student Emergency Fund was created so that these students have access to resources that will ensure that their educational journeys are not derailed by the financial burdens that unexpected emergencies may bring. The Fund provides special grants of up to $5,000 for students who have exhausted all other sources of funding.
The Fund was generously initiated in 2017 by Will Abele ’61, a valued alumnus and member of the Ursinus Board of Trustees, and is supported through donations from members of the Ursinus community. During this past academic year, Bear2Bear Fund was also expanded to include completion grants for students who find themselves close to graduation but in financial situations that jeopardize their ability to finish their degrees. The COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying economic impact make this fund more relevant and necessary than ever before.