ECC Foundation seeks support to keep students on educational path

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Published 03/19/2020
Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan.

Elgin Community College across Lake Spartan.


For all ECC's updates and information regarding COVID-19, visit elgin.edu/emergencymanagement.

As the U.S. faces unprecedented health and economic challenges, Elgin Community College is striving to meet the needs of its students by offering alternative learning formats to maintain educational continuity for the college’s nearly 9,000 students.

In making the transition to a remote learning model, ECC is distributing Chromebooks for loan to students in need through the College’s Renner Library loan system. The college’s office of Student Life will be collecting names of students who have indicated a need for technology and financial assistance.

At this time, ECC is only able to provide technology support for a limited number of students who need assistance to continue learning in an online environment. Furthermore, many ECC students face the loss of income with reduction or elimination in employment or temporary layoffs, presenting an even more dire situation for those who are attending college to improve their circumstances.

For this reason, the Elgin Community College Foundation has established the ECC Foundation Emergency Student Relief Fund to help students most impacted by this crisis. The ECC Foundation Emergency Student Relief Fund has already been seeded with a generous donation of $10,000. We are seeking community support to ensure every impacted student can continue their education in these uncertain economic times.

“We are committed to ensuring that every student who is committed to their education can continue, regardless of their current financial situation, and we know the community will step up to help them,” said David Davin, ECC Foundation Executive Director. Working in conjunction with the college’s Financial Aid office, the Foundation will identify those students who are financially unable to continue with their education as a result of the additional hardships presented by the Coronavirus pandemic.

To contribute to this critical need for ECC students, please visit elgin.edu/studentrelief or contact David Davin, Executive Director, Institutional Advancement and ECC Foundation at 224-361-1759 or ddavin@elgin.edu.  Both individual and institutional donations will be gratefully accepted and duly acknowledged.

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