SUPPORTING STUDENTS THROUGH THE COVID-19 CRISIS
SMTD has always been a vibrant performing arts learning community and the 2020-21 academic year will be no different. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect communities nationwide, many SMTD students are facing unanticipated financial needs that create barriers to pursuing their education. To further support them, we have identified the following areas of impact. Together, we can help them. Every gift makes a difference.
The Dean’s Discretionary Fund provides students with equitable access to take-home production equipment and media such as microphones, keyboards, lighting, and software to equitably meet their unique virtual instructional needs. Ensure student success in remote learning environments by providing access to technology.
The SMTD Emergency Fund provides support for SMTD students to cover costs associated with housing, travel, food expenses, technology access, medical expenses, or other acute needs. Give students the peace of mind needed to focus on their education by providing them financial support for emergency situations.
The SMTD Student Aid Fund provides expendable scholarship support for students in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Remove barriers to enrollment for students who need additional tuition assistance because of the economic fallout of COVID-19.
The SMTD Student Wellness Fund supports the mental and physical health of the School’s musicians, dancers, and actors by providing resources and educational opportunities. This helps students better prepare for the demands of professional careers in the performing arts. Empower students to reach their full potential by providing critical support for wellness initiatives.