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Lee University has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation to establish an emergency fund for students in the School of Nursing.

The fund will assist nursing students who encounter unforeseen financial challenges that affect their ability to continue pursuing their bachelor of science in nursing degree at Lee. Emergency needs such as medical, dental, auto, and childcare expenses are examples of short-term financial challenges that are eligible for assistance from the Skelly Emergency Fund. The fund is not intended to provide assistance with tuition or unnecessary monthly bills.

The charitable foundation was established by the estate of Gertrude E. Skelly, whose desire to enable individuals to better themselves drives the foundation's grant making. The goal of this and similar grants is to create a ripple effect, so that by helping a nursing student, he or she can impact others in the future.

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