OLLU receives $50,000 gift for student emergency fund

The C B & Anita Branch Trust has donated $50,000 to the OLLU student emergency fund, a gift that will help financially challenged students remain in school.

The fund is designed for students who encounter an unforeseen emergency or a catastrophic event, which would prevent them from continuing their education. Examples include medications or expenses related to medical care, travel costs related to a death or illness in one’s immediate family or assistance with rent or utilities due to an unexpected event.

Emergency funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid. Applicants must be currently enrolled and in good financial standing with the university. They must be able to show their financial need with supporting documentation.

Based in San Antonio, the C B & Anita Branch Trust is an independent foundation that primarily supports education, human services and Roman Catholic agencies and churches, including missionary work and schools.