NSU Foundation establishes emergency fund

NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University Foundation has created an emergency fund to assist those in the NSU community who need assistance dealing with changes in operations due to COVID-19.

“This fund was created to assist students, faculty and staff impacted by closures and restrictions related to the coronavirus and includes our contract workers with Sodexo, Red River Sanitors and others,” said NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio. “Modified operations at NSU and the closure of restaurants and other small businesses could create hardships for many in the NSU community. This is one action we can take to help.”

The fund can be used to address housing and storage insecurity, travel expenses related to returning home, technology needs to ensure students can access virtual learning, loss of wages and other unforeseen financial challenges.

To apply, requests should be mailed to brossette@nsula.edu or mailed to the NSU Foundation, 535 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA. 71497 Attn: Coronavirus Assistance Fund. Applications should include a short bio of how applicants are associated with NSU, description of hardship with specific costs and details, including receipts if available, and the amount of the request. All requests will be granted based on committee recommendations and need as funds are available.

To make a donation to support the coronavirus assistance fund, visit


For more information, contact Erin Dupree at (318) 357-5699.