Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Student Emergency Fund.

What is this for?

In honor of Student Appreciation Day we are fundraising for many of our students that are facing unprecedented hardships due to COVID-19.

How long does this campaign last?

This is a two day campaign running online from Thursday, April 16 - Friday, April 17.

Why is the campaign only two days long?

Our students need funds URGENTLY. In order to fulfill the many Student Emergency Fund requests we are experiencing at this time, we are hoping to gather donations quickly.

Can I give to the Student Emergency Fund following the close of this two-day campaign?

Of course! But these funds are urgently needed for our students now. If you are able to support this campaign now, your donations would be put to work right away!

I'm a student in need of the Student Emergency Fund, where can I go to access these funds?

We would love to hear from you. Please email Joseph Canaday, Executive Director of Student Success at with the subject line reading, "Student Emergency Fund Assistance Required." Student affairs will be in touch with you with the next steps.

I have a question and want to speak to someone, who should I call?

You can call Jeffrey Howard on his cell phone at 585-690-3486 or submit a question by emailing

Is there a minimum donation amount during this campaign?

Yes, there is a $10 minimum donation amount during this two-day campaign.

Where can I designate my gift?

For this campaign, gifts can only be designated towards the Student Emergency Fund at USciences. 

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, every donation made to University of the Sciences is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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