Support the Cardinal NEST Fund

NEST students group
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, students, faculty and staff have risen to the challenges presented by COVID-19 to create an environment where students feel safe and are encouraged to learn in the manner that works best for them.

To ensure the safety of our campus community, SVSU has implemented changes in operations under the Cardinal NEST (New Expectations for a Safer Tomorrow) plan.

This plan includes proactive steps such as:
  • Flexible instructional model – face-to-face, virtual and hybrid course delivery
  • Investments in technology
  • Modified on-campus housing arrangements – fewer students in residential facilities
  • Testing capacity and contact tracing capabilities

Students Taking Action

Serving as NEST Ambassadors and Fellows, SVSU students are playing an integral role in executing this plan, focusing on three areas:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Student Experience
  • Technology

By involving SVSU students in the implementation of the NEST program, SVSU has created a unique synergy between scholarships, employment and service to the campus community.

To help fund the NEST program, the SVSU Foundation has launched the Cardinal NEST campaign, with a goal of raising $300,000 to fund student scholarships and employment. The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation has made a $100,000 matching grant to the program. We need your help, too.

Your Support Helps Students Stay In School, Keeps Campus Community Safe

For many students, the challenge of paying for college has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Job suspension or loss has affected many SVSU students and their families, constricting budgets and increasing the risk of dropping out.

Your gift to the Cardinal NEST Campaign provides critical support for scholarships and employment funds for NEST Ambassadors and Fellows, enabling them to stay on track to graduate and enter the workforce, where they are needed. Your gift goes beyond the immediate support of Ambassadors and Fellows, helping ensure the continued well-being of the campus community.

Every gift is an investment in SVSU students, the university, and the region.
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