The Gillette College Foundation created a relief fund to help students struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The money is available to current students.

Students who have experienced some sort of hardship due to COVID-19 are eligible for a one-time award of $100, Gillette College Foundation Executive Director Heidi Gross said. 

“These funds are meant to help alleviate some of the financial burdens students may be facing during this difficult time,” said Janell Oberlander, Gillette College vice president. “We are committed to helping students and hopeful that this relief fund will allow them to be able to continue to focus on their education.”

Relief money is available to help pay for emergency medical expenses, utilities, rent, groceries or other essential services or other financial needs due to COVID-19.

“These are extraordinary times and our students have shown grace and resilience in rising to the many challenges this situation has presented,” said Walter Tribley, Northern Wyoming Community College District president. “However, if students are struggling to pay for bills, groceries or other essentials, that will be a barrier to their education.”

Students may apply online at

For more information, contact Gross at or 307-681-6400.

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