COVID-19: Tips for Students

The ongoing impact of the coronavirus is putting increased demands on all of us, and HBCUs and their students are doing their best to be flexible in dealing with the disruptions they are facing. As we move forward in this new reality, there are few practical tips that may help make the transition easier.

Practical Tips for Studying from Home
First, be patient with yourself and with others during this time. Second, create a structure for yourself to help you succeed as an online learner. Below are more suggestions to help you make the switch from classroom to home and online learning.


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(Temporarily) Going to College at Home: What to Keep in Mind
The switch to remote, online classes is a major change. Aside from the very practical aspects of it, there are several things you can do to make it go smoothly.

Scholarships for HCBU Students Still Available During Shutdowns
College life may be very different at the moment, and it may seem as though our attention is exclusively on the adjustments needed to steer us through the COVID-19 crisis, but UNCF remains focused on the future. Even though you’re not on campus, deadlines for scholarships are still proceeding on normal timelines and several are due in April and May.

During the Pandemic, Your Amazon Purchases Can Help UNCF-Supported Students
Anyone who uses can donate to UNCF at no extra cost—just sign up for AmazonSmile, and designate UNCF as your charity of choice on your account. AmazonSmile returns .5% of all your eligible purchases to UNCF.  You, your friends and your family can help other students by purchasing items through AmazonSmile.

The crisis has impacted all students from preschool through high school, as well, but this may be a good time to think of the future. Here are some tools to help students keep up with their education and prepare for their college experience.

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UNCF College Readiness Toolkit

Use these tools to prepare for your college experience!

School Closure Learning Guide during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As COVID–19 continues to impact families and districts, our partner has developed a digital guide for parents with grade-based toolkits, including standards-aligned math, science, reading and writing worksheets, short videos, book lists, and vocabulary lists.