Alvernia University Presidential Hope Fund

In Alvernia’s Bernardine Franciscan tradition of serving those in need and in honor of our foundresses, the Presidential Hope Fund was developed as a financial support program to assist students and families struggling to fund education during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Initially, the Fund includes amounts allocated to the University through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act as well as additional university funds. The fund will continued to be supported by fundraising activities.

Click here for Alvernia's Compliance Statement for CARES Act Funds.

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Give to the Presidential Hope Fund

For those wishing to contribute to the Presidential Hope Fund can do so by visiting this Alvernia giving page.

Questions or concerns

The University’s Hope Fund committee will review eligible requests and determine award amounts. If you have any questions regarding the form or the Hope Fund, please contact our Hope Fund team at


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