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Emory University to take in 32 students from Puerto Rico after hurricanes

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Emory University to take in 32 students from Puerto Rico after hurricanes

Main Quad on Emory University's primary Druid Hills Campus. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
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Main Quad on Emory University’s primary Druid Hills Campus, including the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the right. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

Emory University is taking in 32 undergraduate students from Puerto Rico who were displaced from schools due to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

The university is covering tuition and fees as well as room and board for each of the 32 students through the spring 2018 semester, allowing them to continue working on earning a bachelor’s degree, obstacle-free.

Applications for displaced students are open until Dec. 10. Eligible students are those registered at “an accredited Puerto Rico college or university.”

“The decision to support students from Puerto Rico builds on Emory’s long-standing mission to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity,” Emory provost and executive vice president for academic affairs Dwight A. McBride said in a recent press release. “We are compelled to step up and offer an academic home to students as they continue their studies in our supportive and diverse community.”

Students interested in applying should contact the admission advisor, Chelsey Garcia, via email at chelsey.garcia@emory.edu.

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