$200,000 donated to students at SDSM&T

RAPID CITY, S.D. — While students at South Dakota’s public universities have been displaced from campus during the semester shutdown, many are running out of money and need help.

At the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, the alumni along with community members have come together to raise more than $200,000 in donations to help the financially strapped students.

The South Dakota Mines Foundation has made the money available for students to use for travel, temporary relocation, living expenses and anything else they need while they’re studying off campus.

President of SDSM&T, Jim Rankin said,

“We’ve put out a form for the students, they fill it out and tell us what their financial need is. Whether its come from a lost job or they need to work on getting internet and we take a look at that. We got a team that reviews those applications and determines how much money to give each student. Once they have made that determination we run that amount through financial aide so that we can get the funds to the student.”

The South Dakota Mines Foundation reviews each case individually to ensure the students get their money as soon as possible.

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