COVID-19 Grants Now Available to Bethel University Students

Susan Miller

Bethel University students enrolled in on-ground (not fully online) undergraduate or graduate programs are now able to apply for a grant to assist with financial hardships they and their families have experienced as a result of COVID-19.

The $300,000 COVID Benevolence Fund is made possible by a combination of donations received from friends of Bethel and money allocated to Bethel through the federal CARES Act Education Stabilization Fund.

“We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our students and families in ways no one could have predicted,” says Matt Lentsch, Bethel’s vice president for institutional advancement. “We are working to assist as many students as possible and we hope to continue adding to this fund as we receive contributions from alumni and donors.”

Students can apply through this form. Alumni or donors who would like to contribute should list “COVID-19” when giving online or sending a contribution through the mail.

For more information on the ways Bethel is supporting students in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, visit

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