Emergency financial support for LSE students funded by regular giving

Thanks to gifts from alumni and supporters, we were able to provide 35 hardship bursaries to students

Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, Head of Department

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Thirty-five students in LSE’s Department of Government who were adversely affected by the impact of COVID-19 were able to receive immediate financial support thanks to regular giving funding.

“We were very glad to be able to offer support to many of our students who had suffered adversely during the COVID pandemic,” said Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, Head of Department.  

“Thanks to gifts from alumni and supporters, we were able to provide 35 hardship bursaries to students,” she continued. “This was funding which made distance learning possible, went towards supporting losses of income from redundancy or due to postponed internships, or supported accommodation costs when students could not return home.”  
 
“While we made such a positive change for some students, there were a further 74 applications that we were unable to fund. We would love to support more students, and I hope that more Department of Government alumni and supporters might consider making a gift to help us continue this initiative,” she added.  
 
Donations can be directed towards specific LSE departments, research centres and institutes, or to LSE-wide funds such as the Hardship Fund. 

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