Dalton State Uses CARES Relief to Assist Students


Dalton State has begun disbursing relief funds received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act directly to eligible students to assist with financial challenges they may be facing as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Dalton State received approximately $2.4 million in federal relief funds to help students through this difficult time. Eligible students will receive DSC CARES grants between $300 and $700 each.

“We are committed to doing everything we can to help our students overcome any burdens they may currently be facing,” said Dr. Margaret Venable, president of Dalton State. “So many of our students work and have family commitments, and we know they’re facing additional challenges and stresses right now due to this global pandemic. If our students are worried about basic needs, they won’t be able to focus on school. We don’t want this crisis to slow anyone’s education or get in the way of graduation.”

Some of the CARE relief money is being placed in the Roadrunner Student Emergency Fund, which students with specific hardships can apply to receive.

For those not eligible for CARES Act funding, the Dalton State Foundation is partnering with the Dean of Students Office to provide additional resources to assist with emergency needs.