covid-19 financial support for students

In Face of COVID-19, Foundation Strengthens Student Response Fund

As Goodwin University navigates the uncharted territory of the COVID-19 pandemic, the community is witnessing the incredible determination of staff and faculty to support the academic path of students through online learning and one-on-one tutoring.

In a widely distributed letter of March 26, Goodwin president Mark Scheinberg, trustee chair Maria Ellis, and Foundation chair Ethan Foxman wrote: “This is what makes the Goodwin University community special: while we might not be in the same classrooms, traveling the same path around campus or clinical sites, or gathering at the same events, we are together in spirit, and that makes us stronger.”

During the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak, Goodwin received numerous inquiries on how people can help students in need. In response, the Goodwin Foundation has stepped up efforts for its Student Relief Fund.

Goodwin’s move to 100% remote study as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak has created new, time-sensitive needs. This fund will assist those in the Goodwin learning community facing acute, unexpected challenges. Unrestricted donations to this critical-need fund will support:

  • Food and services for the students still on campus in our apartments and emergency housing
  • Technology platforms and access
  • Critical scholarship and financial aid for high-need students who have lost income as their campus jobs have been disrupted

Ways to Give:

  • Student Response Fund online form
  • Text studentresponse to 76278
  • Mail checks payable to the Goodwin Foundation (please note Student Response Fund) to:
    Goodwin University
    One Riverside Drive
    East Hartford, CT 06118