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Michigan Tech University students want to help other students who didn’t qualify for federal financial help related to the coronavirus.

Michigan Tech set up the Husky Emergency Assistance Fund months ago. The graduate student government organization now is pledging to match up to $10,000 in donations from other students.

Students received $350 federal grants from the Upper Peninsula university, but some students might not need the money. Others, meanwhile, might not have qualified, especially if they’re from outside the U.S.

“I and other students like me have not been impacted by COVID-19 as much as others, and we were in a situation where we could help our fellow students,” said Nathan Ford, president of graduate student government.

Ford wants to help students who didn’t qualify for grants or others who still need financial assistance, the university said.

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