Luther awarded the student emergency relief grant aid using the following criteria:
Luther’s portion of the CARES Act for student emergency grant aid is $1.8 million. Luther distributed $418,805.00 to 1,106 students out of a possible 1,648 students in this second round of distribution. Together the 2 distributions totalled $1,798,136.50 with $1,863.50 remaining funds to be granted to new incoming students that had not received the application opportunity. Grant recipients were notified that the awards were for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
The funds were made available to Luther on May 15, 2021, and allocated funds to students on December 9, 2021. In the Google application, the students indicated if they preferred funds to be applied to student balance or refunded directly to them. If a student chose to refund, the funds were sent to them via direct deposit (if available) or by mailed check to the address on file.
The institutional portion financial report can be found here.