WAYNE – In a recent message posted by President of Wayne State College, Dr. Marysz Rames, news about an Emergency Assistance Fund was announced.
According to the release, the Wayne State Foundation launched a personal fundraising appeal in April for the WSC Emergency Assistance Fund. As of late May, more than $83,000 was raised. The Foundation’s Executive Committee has also agreed to match all donations, up to $300,000, that are made the fund.
A gift of any amount will support the Wayne State family. The funds will assist with needs through emergency and need-based scholarships for students who will need help either starting or continuing their education this fall.
Within the release, Dr. Rames stated, “I am overwhelmed by our generous support. Your gifts are making the difference for students who have no place else to turn during this crisis.”
Although the semester has ended, the economic effects are being felt by WSC students. College officials are working with and supporting their current students who are facing immense financial pressure from hardships of other uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the fall semester approaches, many of the incoming freshman and transfer students have expressed continued concerns regarding available resources to pursue their degree.
All are asked to consider supporting this fund and having your donation matched by the Wayne State Foundation.
There are three ways to make a gift to the Wayne State College Emergency Assistance Fund and support WSC students. Mail a check payable to “Wayne State Foundation” with “Emergency Assistance Fund” in the memo to 1111 Main St. Wayne, NE 68787; call the Wayne State Foundation office at 402-375-7510 to make a gift by phone or click the link to make a gift with a credit card online.
For regular updates and information about Wayne State’s response to COVID-19 and plans moving forward, visit wsc.edu/covid19.