Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, nurses have been coping with a lack of necessary medical supplies, a high volume of patients, and less time at home to spend with their families. At Frontier Nursing University (FNU), the majority of students are registered nurses facing these challenges while simultaneously completing advanced practice degrees.
It is with situations like this in mind that Frontier created their Student Emergency Fund. This fund provides grants to students experiencing unexpected financial situations that threaten their ability to continue their studies.
The Student Emergency Fund is not a scholarship to cover tuition or the routine costs of attending FNU. These grants meet significant loss in true emergencies such as fire, natural disaster, catastrophic medical injuries, illness, and now, pandemics. All gifts made to this fund are given directly to students. Since its creation, the Student Emergency Fund has brought aid to more than 200 students.
Here are some testimonials from FNU students who have received these grants:
“I want to say thank you so much to the donors of the emergency fund for Frontier. This grant was truly a blessing for me, and I am very grateful for the generous donations. I know many people are facing hard times with COVID-19, and I am so grateful there are resources out there to help those in need, such as myself. I am very appreciative and do not take this opportunity for granted one bit. Thank you again!” – Simone Curd
“I would like to give my thanks and show my gratitude for the emergency funding I received; it will be put to good use. It has lessened a huge burden for me as a student. 2020 has been very difficult for everyone, including myself. On top of the pandemic, I experienced many unexpected changes this year that put me in a challenging financial position. I truly appreciate the financial assistance during these hardships; it is helping me reach my goal of graduation.” – Madeline Fernandez
“I just wanted to reach out to the donors who donated to the emergency fund at Frontier and express my gratitude. I experienced significant financial stress from an emergency department visit and missed days of work. This grant will be a great help, and my family is extremely grateful for your kindness.”
“My family and I cannot thank you enough for your incredible generosity. The emergency scholarship fund has been a huge blessing to our family during this time. We are grateful and honored to be considered for this scholarship. It’s a true testament to your servant’s hearts. My husband and I were blessed with our second baby girl. We are so thankful that she and I are okay, but the birth was very traumatic for all of us. I ended up requiring an emergency c-section and had a large postpartum hemorrhage. As a result, we have several extra medical costs and require housing away from home (I am in my clinical rotation location) a bit longer. Your generosity will help to ease the financial burden we are feeling right now. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” – Anonymous
“I sincerely thank you for the scholarship provided to me to continue my education at Frontier Nursing University. I hope to be able to contribute to scholarships in the future. Thank you for assisting me with a scholarship during this difficult time.” – Anonymous
FNU leadership believes strongly in working together to improve access to healthcare. In order to meet this goal, we need new nurses out in the field actively working to improve healthcare disparities. Every gift FNU receives for the Student Emergency Fund helps students cope with financial burdens so they can continue their education, and we can continue to revolutionize care across the country.
If you would be interested in helping FNU bring assistance to students facing extreme economic fallout from the pandemic or a similar unlikely situation, please visit Frontier’s donation page.
If you or a student you know is facing unexpected financial hardships, the Student Emergency Fund application can be found here. Applications will receive a response within two-weeks. The Financial Aid Office is also available to answer questions and provide assistance with general financial support needs.