AFFCF scholarship recipients are currently working to adjust to having all of their classes abruptly transition online as in-person classes were suspended. For some, it has been an easy adjustment, for others it has been more challenging such as for students taking complex math classes and science labs.
In terms of income, AFFCF scholarship recipients have also had a variety of situations. Some students had work-study jobs and they have been able to continue to receive payment for the hours they would have worked. Others who had jobs in the service industry are facing filing for unemployment insurance due to loss of income.
On top of those challenges, students are wondering about how long the situation will last and what their fall semesters may look like. Students who will be graduating this spring would have never expected their last weeks as college students would not be spent in the company of their peers or that there may not be graduation celebrations.
AFFCF is one of many organizations that works with these students. There are many organizations reaching out to students and helping to connect them to resources. AFFCF is grateful for all of these organizations and especially thanks the
for the Safeway gift cards that AFFCF sent to our 73 scholarship recipients. We will continue to be in communication with our scholarship recipients during this time.