Extra help is available to Kettering University students thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Consumers Energy Foundation to support the University’s COVID-19 relief efforts, specifically the Keep Me Kettering Emergency Fund.
“Like many families across the country, the pandemic presented unexpected economic challenges to some of our Kettering students and their families,” said Susan Davies, Vice President of University Advancement and External Relations. “The generosity of alumni and friends, like the Consumers Energy Foundation, has provided the assistance that our students needed to remain in school.”
Money from the Keep Me Kettering Emergency Fund is used to help students pay tuition.
The fund was created to help students facing hardships caused by extenuating circumstances such as those created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The average scholarship awarded is $1,165. To date, 39 students have benefited from the fund.
“Consumers Energy is dedicated to ensuring all Michigan residents have access to world-class educational resources, especially to develop and retain talent with STEM and skilled trades expertise,” said Carolyn Bloodworth, secretary/treasurer of the Consumers Energy Foundation. “The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented circumstances, including for students. As part of our commitment to our state’s future workforce, it’s a privilege to provide additional support to developing talent in Michigan."
The Consumers Energy Foundation is the charitable arm of Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider. The Consumers Energy Foundation enables communities to thrive and grow by investing in what's most important to Michigan — its people, our planet and Michigan's prosperity. In 2020, the Consumers Energy Foundation, Consumers Energy and its employees and retirees gave more than $19 million to Michigan nonprofits. For more information about the Consumers Energy Foundation, visit www.ConsumersEnergy.com/foundation.
To make a gift to the Keep Me Kettering Emergency Fund, visit donate.kettering.edu/o/kettering-university/i/give-to-kettering/s/keep-me-kettering-emergency-fund.