In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Beacon College has established the Beacon Community Acts Fund. In the short-term, this fund will provide essential emergency financial aid to students experiencing economic hardship during these unprecedented times. The COVID-19-related disruption triggered lost jobs, income reductions, and other obstacles that have left Beacon College students and their families struggling to meet basic living expenses. Internet and remote learning technology expenses to facilitate distance learning further burden families.
The Beacon Community Acts Fund now will provide immediate grants to our students facing COVID-19-related hardships and unplanned financial expenses. Later, the fund will help the College stand in the gap for students experiencing urgent and unforeseen hardships that have financial consequences. Through this compassionate relief, we can ensure these students can remain enrolled and continue their educational journey.
This fund is essential to helping relieve Beacon students of daily financial pressure and stress. It is important to note that only 30 percent of our students are from Florida. The remaining student body hails from 36 states and eight foreign countries. Travel expenses alone could prevent students from returning to school next semester.
Beacon College appreciates your donation of any size. Every dollar counts as we come together to ensure Beacon students can continue to pursue their educational goals.