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Support the Eagle Assistance Grant on #GivingTuesdayNow

COVID-19 has affected the way we live, work, and learn, and unfortunately, it has affected Tennessee Tech’s students. Many have lost full- or part-time jobs and are unable to find employment. While we know there will be a day after COVID-19 where students, faculty, and staff return to campus, the financial impact of COVID-19 may prevent some students from completing their degree. On #GivingTuesdayNow, Tech will ask for support for the Eagle Assistance Grant, an emergency need-based grant awarded to students who have exhausted all other financial aid options. Your gift will help the students who have been affected by COVID-19 continue on their journey to a life-changing diploma. Together we give. Together we help. Together we heal. Together we stand.

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About the Campaign

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that takes place on May 5, 2020—in addition to the regularly-scheduled Dec. 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday—as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

The Eagle Assistance Grant is an emergency need-based grant for students who have exhausted all other financial aid options. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has affected many of our students financially. While students can always apply for scholarships and financial aid, sometimes it isn’t enough. The EAG ensures students will not have to withdraw from Tech due to a lack of finances.

Applications for the Eagle Assistance Grant (EAG) have increased exponentially due to COVID-19. In fact, more students applied for the EAG in March 2020 than during the entire 2019 calendar year. While we are grateful to have the EAG to assist students during this time, funds are limited, and more students need assistance than what the EAG has available.

Other Ways to Make a Gift

While we encourage online gifts on #GivingTuesdayNow, you always have the option to make a gift by mail (Tennessee Tech, Box 1915, Cookeville, TN 38505). Be sure to write Eagle Assistance Grant Fund in the memo line of your check. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Varsity Building is currently closed to the public and gifts are being processed once per week. If you’d like to make a gift by mail and have it count towards #GivingTuesdayNow, please email us at giving@tntech.edu. Contact us at 931-372-6102 (M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) for more information

Why is donor support needed?

The Eagle Assistance Grant (EAG) is 100% donor funded. Established one year ago by a team of Enrollment Management professionals, the EAG was designed to help students facing unforeseen financial circumstances. When the EAG was designed, we knew it was not a matter of if but when students would face an unexpected challenge and need financial support. But we could not have predicted the enormous impact COVID-19 would have on our students, our campus, and the entire world. Applications for the Eagle Assistance Grant (EAG) have increased exponentially due to COVID-19. In fact, more students applied for the EAG in March 2020 than during the entire 2019 calendar year. While we are grateful to have the EAG to assist students during this time, funds are limited, and students need more assistance than what we currently have available.