As an alumnus or member of our community you understand that being a student can be challenging, but during a global pandemic, students are bound to face more hurdles on top of their typical course loads.
Many are struggling with social isolation and mental health challenges that come with being alone. Others have lost part-time and co-op jobs, making it difficult to pay for basic needs like and rent and groceries. In addition, some students are attending remote classes using outdated technology or without the necessary resources like textbooks.
That’s why your donation to the Campaign for Students is more crucial this year than in any other. Your gift can be a light in the dark tunnel for students in a variety of situations, so they know there are people cheering them on and believing in what they can accomplish despite the current world challenges.
Last year, the campaign raised over $1.17M to support USask students in need, helping them excel in their educational pursuits.
Your donation again this year will provide students with immediate support for personal, health or medical emergencies; distance learning tools such as laptops, internet access, textbooks and online software; and help students struggling with mental health challenges and other urgent financial needs.
“I am very interested in atmospheric physics as well as clean energy, and I aim to address issues of sustainability in the future. Thanks to the financial support of my scholarship, I’m able to devote my time to my studies, extracurricular activities, and local community which are helping me reach my goals.”
- Cara Remai, fifth-year student in the College of Engineering
"Training during a pandemic is difficult because we require our facilities to practice effectively, but I adapted by doing home workouts and staying in contact with my teammates virtually. The scholarship I received continues to motivate me in reaching my goals as a student-athlete during these challenging times."
- Michael Akintunde, Huskie track and field athlete, and second-year student in the Edwards School of Business
A year like no other
Studying in the kitchen, solving equations by their bedside, and rehearsing presentations in the living room are only a few of the many scenarios students are experiencing this school year.
They need you on their side as they navigate a new educational experience and increased financial barriers while earning their degrees.
"When I received donor assistance I was finally able to buy course-recommended textbooks rather than searching for old, worn-out copies at a thrift store, or just going without it and feeling like I was missing out! What a huge difference that made! And I know I am not alone."
- Autumn LaRose-Smith, president of the University of Saskatchewan Students' Union
Giving is easy!
Thank you for supporting USask students!
Your gift is like a 'virtual hug' in times of social distancing.
How can we help you?Below is a link to a list of frequently asked questions and answers about ways you can support the Campaign for Students.
Where can I direct my gift?
When you make your gift to the Campaign for Students you can choose exactly where you want your gift to go:
- Nasser Family Emergency Student Trust
(Crisis support – medical, financial, family)
- Resilience Bursary
(Students diagnosed with mental illness – financial need)
- Resilience Scholarship
(Students diagnosed with mental illness – academic excellence)
- USask Centennial Fund
(Scholarships and bursaries for present and future USask students)
- University Library
- Huskie Athletics
- To your college or school
When will I receive my tax receipt?
You will receive your tax receipt within 5-7 business days of your donation.
What percentage of my donation goes towards administration fees?
Zero! Every cent goes directly to support students.
How big does my gift need to be to make a difference?
You might be surprised to learn that all gifts, big and small, help the University of Saskatchewan. The Campaign for Students raised over $1 million a year for students, and the bulk of those gifts are under $500! When you give, you join thousands of proud alumni and friends who share your commitment and enthusiasm to support the next generation of students, people who will make a positive difference in our communities and our world after they graduate.
Is it safe to make my gift online?
Yes, our secure online system makes it easy and safe for you to make your gift online. Click here to give online.
Will my contribution be tax deductible?
Your gift is tax deductible. You will receive an e-mail confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.