In the last few weeks, Donnelly received news from the US Department of Education that we would receive a portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act totaling $294,832. No less than half of these funds ($147,416) will be distributed directly to students for living expenses and general support. The funds have been received and distribution of checks started the week of May 11 and are ongoing. 206 students are eligible under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and are allocated an initial $500 each. For those students not eligible under the CARES Act, Donnelly will use institutional funds to provide equivalent grants. We are working as fast as we can to make these funds available to those hit hardest by the crisis.
As of July 21, 2020 the school has distributed $111,400 to 176 students.
Students -- Please check your Donnelly email address for more information. If you have not filled out your grant request form, please do so as soon as possible. These grant funds are not taxable, and you do not have to repay this money. Please contact your Adviser for more information regarding these funds or contact Dr. Mary Pflanz with questions.