Go Grant funds would be used to create a special Chancellor's Fund that can be used to cover unexpected costs and expenses for urgent and deep needs - The Human Fund.
About the MSUB Foundation
Since 1968, the Montana State University Billings Foundation has served the students of Montana State University Billings (MSUB). As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, their purpose is to advance the goals of MSUB through philanthropy. In the 2017-18 academic year alone, they were able to disburse more than $1.6 million in student scholarships that made college accessible to individuals who have dreamed of continuing their education.
About The Human Fund
The fund will be used to cover services that are not typically covered through traditional financial aid and scholarship packages. These type of emergencies can prevent students from continuing their education. Go Grant funds allowed us to create a The Human Fund, which is aimed at crisis stabilization and addressing urgent needs so students can stay in school and be successful.
The MSUB Foundation does not want a crisis to force a student to drop out of school, The Human Fund will help these students stabilize their crisis and remain in school, obtaining their education.
Money will not be given to the student directly. Instead, the funds will be used to pay expenses on a student's behalf. This will give the Foundation a high degree of accountability and ensure that funds are being used for their intended purposes.
Types of Emergencies Funds are Used for:
- Legal Costs
- Counseling Needs
- Travel Costs
- Medical Bills
- Childcare Costs
- Additional Unforeseen Expenses
A student on campus was the victim of a crime and related traumatic events. They needed psychological assistance and counseling that was not affordable to them. The Human Fund helped them gain the help they needed to continue their education.
We had 2 students who had parents badly injured in an accidents and pass away due to unforeseen medical conditions. Those students needed help covering travel costs to go home to visit their loved ones and attend funerals. Thanks to The Human Fund, they were able to spend time healing with their families.
Recently a married student separated from their spouse. They received help covering moving and legal expenses.