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COVID-19: emlyon business school released €608K in emergency aid for students faced with difficulties due to the covid-19 crisis

In April last, the Foundation of @Emlyon, with the support of it’s alumni network, released an exceptional emergency aid for a total of €408K, to help out 467 students in precarious situations.

As the situation is now long-lasting with ever heavier economic and social consequences, an additional €200K will be allocated by the School to the students hardest hit.

A reinforced financial support
Since 1993, emlyon business school has been supporting students in need via its Foundation, using scholarships and grants, thanks to its emergency fund.

Ever since the pandemic started, an emergency commission was set up to examine student cases, assess their family and financial situations with a view to allocate a short term financial aid to improve their living conditions during this period of time.

As part of this financial support approach, emlyon also initiated a partnership with Toutes Mes Aides (all the help I can get), a platform listing the whole range of assistance and aid students may claim, those coming from emlyon , but also those the government, the region or the city may provide.

Healthcare support staff available for students
As we are going through our second lockdown, the healthcare staff members of the Wellness Center are ever more mobilized to support students with difficulties, relying on a system of healthcare measures and psychological support.

These measures are built around several actions: online discussion groups, a 24/7 toll free line for psychological support, a set of dispositions to support disabled students or even organizing and sharing health oriented webinars.

Emlyon’s objective: providing concrete solutions to minimize the physical and psychological impact generated by the lockdown.

Protecting our students’ employability
In an uncertain employment market, emlyon business school reinforced its guidance for the insertion and career of students, stressing on individual support. A COVID specific section is available on emlyon’s Career Center’s platform, to access appropriate counsel to find internships and job positions in times of crisis.

Counting on the force and the solidarity of its community, emlyon also called out to its alumni to open the doors of their companies and provide guidance to it’s students currently looking for an internship or a job, as a first professional experience is crucial for their future.

In the face of such a unique crisis revealing economic emergency, but also environmental and social emergency, emlyon positively accelerated its solidarity approach. emlyon solidarity is to become one of the firm strategic axes of the School, to address its general interest mission.

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