International students studying at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in BC are now eligible to receive emergency funding due to COVID-19. This is thanks to generous donations from both the University and the student association. Students studying at Kwantlen during Spring 2020 can receive up to a maximum of $250.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s student association has recently donated $100 000 in emergency funding for students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The University itself went ahead and matched the generous donation, yielding $200 000 available in emergency funding for students.
The Kwantlen Student Association President, David Piraquive is pleased with the decision: “The KSA always strives to represent its students, and we hope that with this donation, we can give students financial assistance to reduce financial hardships they might face due to COVID-19.”
As of March 30th, any student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for Spring 2020 is welcome to apply to receive funding. They are each eligible for up to $250.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University President Dr. Alan Davis recognizes the importance of this extra funding during a challenging time: “During these unprecedented times, many people will face financial hardships and this includes KPU students. We are deeply grateful to the KSA for this generous gift, and we are proud to partner with them in this effort by matching their donation. Our collective efforts will help our students financially as they try to navigate the current situation.”
Additionally, for students who require much more funding, there are several bursaries and grants. These are for students who meet a different set of criteria. For more information, visit kpu.ca/awards.
During these challenging times for all, this financial assistance from both the University and the student association is a tremendous effort showcasing the University’s dedication to their students. They continue to be hopeful the situation will improve soon but are ready to assist students in any way they can.
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