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Supporting Students in Need

When BSC received the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the college worked quickly to create a request process that would ensure students with the greatest need could receive the funds necessary to help them through the pandemic.

The funds were provided to all colleges in the nation and designed to help students experiencing hardship due to expenses related to the disruption of campus operations. Often, colleges simply sent a check to each eligible student.

BSC’s process focused on need, inviting eligible students to submit a request for the amount they needed to help them through their hardship. They could use the funds for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care or child care.

BSC received $457,033 from the Department, and has distributed all of the fund to 206 students.