Rise Up for Mines: Student Emergency Fund

This campaign ended on July 01, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Colorado School of Mines by clicking here!

"As a veteran, it was difficult to humble myself and ask for assistance, but I'm glad that I did. The Laura K. Fagerstone Memorial Student Emergency Fund award reduced my stress caused by the shortfall in VA support, allowing me to focus on my academic work. Your donations did more than make up for this deficit. As a student, I offer my sincerest thanks with the promise to pay it forward."

When our students are in need, Mines is here for them. 

Colorado School of Mines will resume on-campus classes on August 24, 2020. Many Mines undergraduate courses will be delivered in-person, with a mix of remote, online and hybrid options also offered.

During this challenging time, we are inspired by the collective resiliency, compassion and grit of our students, faculty and staff, and entire Oredigger community. Mines remains dedicated to providing the best engineering and applied science education and is working to remove barriers that may threaten the success of our students.

"The road before us has its challenges, but this is a community that clips in and climbs together. We can reassemble this fall because we can rely upon one another to do the work required.” 
 Paul C. Johnson
President & Professor
Colorado School of Mines

While we are sensitive to how this situation might have affected you and your family, we have heard from alumni and friends who have asked how they can help. For those able to provide support to our students like John, who are facing unprecedented circumstances, please consider supporting the Laura K. Fagerstone Memorial Student Emergency Fund. In addition, your generosity helps Mines continue to provide resources to Orediggers facing difficult circumstances like the loss of a family member, natural disasters, an unhealthy living situation or food insecurity.

Your gift will provide immediate resources like:

  • Just-in-time relief for Mines to respond to low-resource students who are greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including lost wages, travel, food or housing needs.
  • Improved virtual learning resources and digital crisis support services.
  • Funding for clothing, school supplies or computers for students who lost housing to a fire, flood, natural disaster or other emergency.
  • Grocery money or a meal plan for a student who is struggling to pay for basic needs.
  • Funding to stock Blaster's Basket on-campus student food pantry, in times of high need.
  • Travel expenses so a student can attend a family member's funeral or assist their family during a time of need.
  • Rent or living expenses to make a transition or move out of an unhealthy living situation.
  • Counseling services to resolve issues from a traumatic life event.
  • Testing services for disabilities if not covered by insurance.

Thank you for providing a lifeline for a student in crisis.

To learn more about how the Colorado School of Mines community is acting in response to COVID, click here.

Gifts made to this campaign will be placed in the Student Emergency Fund current-use account, making funds immediately available for student support.

Did you know that your gift to Mines might qualify for up to a $300 charitable tax deduction under the new CARES Act?



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