A Message from Mo
I’M A RESCUED GREYHOUND, so I know what it’s like to get a second chance. My life was saved when Bryon brought me into his home at Moravian (he’s the President, in case you didn’t know).
I love being on campus with all the students throughout the year. But during this semester, I’ve noticed that some of the students aren’t here anymore. I miss them!
Since I spend a lot of my day in Bryon’s office, I get to hear a lot of conversations. Some of those are with students who are great kids and who love Moravian College (as I do!), but family circumstances have made it financially impossible for them to continue their education here.
I know this makes Bryon sad, and so I got to thinking—what can a greyhound like me do to help the student Greyhounds? Then it dawned on me. I’ll ask my friends to help those students who want to come back to Moravian but just can’t afford it. I’ll call the fund “Mo’s Fund” (after all, it was my idea).
Like me, student Greyhounds sometimes need to be rescued and given a second chance at fulfilling their dreams for a brighter future.
Thanks for your help!
How Can Mo's Fund Help Me?
Mo’s Fund aims to provide one-time financial support to Moravian College students who are experiencing a financial hardship. Mo’s Fund is supported by the charitable donations of alumni and other supporters of Moravian College who specifically want to support students facing these unexpected financial challenges.
What is a "Financial Hardship"?
Financial hardships affect a student's ability to meet basic living expenses. These types of challenges can range from a death of an immediate family member; unusual medical expenses not covered by insurance; uninsured losses caused by fire, crime, flood, or other disaster; unsupportable debt occurring for reasons outside of a family's control; or even something more unique and individualized.
How do I Apply for Mo's Fund?
The application process to receive awards from Mo's Fund is separate from the normal application process for financial aid. Special circumstances should also be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid Services for consideration of other financial funding.
To be eligible to receive an award from Mo’s Fund, applicants must be enrolled as a full-time (at least 3 units per semester) student at Moravian College and not have been the recipient of any disciplinary action within the previous 12 months.
Mo's Fund applicants may request up to a maximum of $2,500. Approval and actual awarded amount are subject to the availability of funds and the extent of financial need caused by the hardship. Because funds are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, our recommended application deadlines are:
- Fall semester – October 1
- Spring semester – March 1
To apply, please:
- Complete the Mo’s Fund Application
- Submit your completed application and supporting documents (if available) to Moravian College's Office of Financial Aid Services via:
- Mail (1200 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018)
- Fax (610-861-1346)
- XMedius SendSecure
- In-person (1st Floor Colonial Hall)
- Upon review of your Mo's Fund Application, the Selection Committee may contact you for additional explanation or supporting documentation