COVID-19 Student Action Fund: Application due by June 3

Deadline Reminder: Apply by June 3!

Less than a week to go! CGI U is seeking student leaders to apply for the COVID-19 Student Action Fund, a new initiative launched by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton that will support select students at universities across the world who are committed to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working within the CGI U Commitment to Action model, this fund will provide at least $100,000 USD in total funding to students, with each grant awarded ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 USD. Current CGI U students, former CGI U students, and new students are all eligible to apply, including those graduating in this current term.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59PM ET on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 to cgiu.org/covid19fund.

Student Employment Update

Dear Members of the Wesleyan Community:

I would like to share some important information concerning the student employment program at Wesleyan.

All student employees should speak with their supervisors to determine whether remote work is possible for the positions they held prior to the transition to a remote campus. Students who can continue to work remotely should do so and, in accordance with the University’s student weekly payroll schedule, submit their hours for approval on a weekly basis.

Students who had been working to fulfill their semester’s work-study expectation, but are unable to continue to work remotely for the remainder of the semester will receive the income they were receiving prior to the move to remote learning, up to their maximum work-study allocation for the semester. Their payment will be based upon an average of the total amount of pay they already received for the spring semester (i.e., earnings received from December 16 through March 22), divided by the number of paychecks the student received, up to the student’s work-study allocation.

Supervisors who have positions for remote work available are encouraged to post these positions on the Student Employment Office website: https://www.wesleyan.edu/finaid/employment/availablepositions/index.html.

Supervisors unfamiliar with posting positions through the Student Employment Office website are encouraged to visit the supervisor FAQs: https://www.wesleyan.edu/finaid/employment/employers/studentsupervisorfaq.html. These positions will be open to any student based upon the eligibility criteria set by the supervisor.

Additional details regarding Student Employment are available in the FAQ section for students on the COVID-19 website: https://www.wesleyan.edu/healthservices/coronavirus/faq/student.html. I encourage you to review the FAQ’s for important updates on this topic.

We know the disruptions of the COVID-19 outbreak have been significant. We hope that knowing that students who were working to fulfill their need-based work obligations will continue to have income for their campus jobs will be one less source of anxiety.

Should you have questions regarding remote student employment, please direct them to Covid-19Info@wesleyan.edu or call us at 1-888-675-2011 and we will respond as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Please stay safe and let’s continue to take care of one another.

With appreciation and best wishes,

Amin Abdul-Malik Gonzalez ‘96
Vice President & Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Timeline for Wesleyan Summer Session Courses

Financial Aid Calendar for 2020 Wesleyan Summer Session Courses

  • Applications open: February 3, 2020
  • Cutoff for first award letter: noon February 28, 2020
  • First award email: March 3, 2020
  • Registration opens: March 6, 2020
  • Applications close: NOON April 15, 2020
  • This deadline is firm; no exceptions are granted as the processing of applications begins at 12:01pm April 15, 2020
  • Final award email: April 21, 2020

Eligibility:

Wesleyan University grant aid is available to qualified Wesleyan University students. Wesleyan students should apply for aid using the application available in the Portal; applying for aid does not commit students to taking a course. Summer Session does not meet full-need for students; students should expect to use personal funds or student loans to meet the cost of Summer Session.