We understand that the days and weeks ahead can create scarcity and stress. Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food, who lacks a safe and stable place to live, or who is struggling to make ends meet during this crisis is encouraged to use the resources listed below for support.
Fostering Terp Success
This program provides a safe and supportive campus network for students who were or are in foster care, who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, and who are without a supportive family system. In addition to assisting with basic needs, including food and stable housing, it works to remove additional barriers and assist students in accessing essential campus services, navigating challenges and developing self-advocacy and life skills. Fostering Terp Success is dedicated to supporting students throughout their time at Maryland and helping them persist through graduation.
For more information, contact Brian Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.314.8440.
Student Crisis Fund
The Student Crisis Fund was established to keep students on the path to academic success during a personal and unexpected crisis. The fund helps Terps who face an unanticipated emergency that requires immediate financial need. Any currently enrolled student can apply for support from the Crisis Fund. Funding is provided by private donations. Students who receive money will not be required to repay it, but will hopefully make a donation in the future when they are financially stable.
Assistance with Utilities
Students living locally off-campus who are struggling to pay bills as a result of reduced income or employment changes can apply for energy assistance. These are income-based grants that provide support to pay for utilities, even when utilities are included in monthly rent paid to a landlord.
The Campus Pantry is committed to providing emergency food for our campus community during the coronavirus outbreak. The Campus Pantry will open this spring semester on Fridays from noon to 5 p.m. If you have an urgent need before then, we will have pre-packed bags of non-perishable groceries available. Email requests to email@example.com. Details at campuspantry.umd.edu.