Victoria College Cares Act has helped more than 400 students stay in school

VICTORIA, Texas— The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund has allowed Victoria College to help its students with cash grants toward their education during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“Victoria College received a little over $840,000 in Cares Funding. With that money it was earmarked for emergency aid that would go directly to our students. So we did award 428 students,” Amy Mundy, Victoria College Foundation Executive Director.

The goal is to help students with expenses related to their education. The COVID-19 Pandemic has created a financial burden for many students.

“We’re looking at an additional 39 students and that will complete what the government has given us with the Cares Act. We do have some additional scholarships through the Victoria College Foundation that were working with our team to help any students that didn’t qualify for the Cares Act. Were going to help them with the needs they are also facing due to COVID,” said Mundy.

Amy Mundy says Victoria College recently awarded 50 scholarships in the amount of $18,000.

“To help some of the students pay off that last payment that they have for Spring tuition. We didn’t want them to have to worry about that when they are registering for Summer or Fall or trying to finish up their degree plans. So out of all of the students that applied, we have 210 students still remaining that we’re reviewing,” said Mundy.

Victoria College is still reviewing student applications. For more details click here.