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Support the Gator Emergency Fund

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When balancing school-work life, UHD students may experience extraordinary financial need or faced with a personal/family emergency, which places a burden on paying for school-related costs.

In response, UHD’s Gator Emergency Fund (formerly the Gator Relief Fund) was created to provide assistance for currently enrolled students who are facing such hardships.

Now, the need is more than ever as result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Intended as short-term relief, the Gator Emergency Fund will assist students to pay for emergency housing, unpaid utilities, medical expenses, food or other expenses that would otherwise force them to drop out of the University of Houston-Downtown.

UHD students seeking emergency relief can learn more about the assistance through the Gator Emergency Fund.


Make your gift today to the Gator Emergency Fund.

The Gator Emergency Fund is supported by private donations from alumni, faculty, staff, friends and corporate and foundation partners. All donations to this fund are tax-deductible.
In response to COVD-19, we are grateful for two generous donors who are matching every dollar (up to $50,000) that is donated to the Gator Emergency Fund. Now, your gift has double the impact!

We're in this together! With your gift, we can help ensure UHD students can continue their academic journey.

Last updated 5/4/2020 9:13 AM