Sycamores Care

Indiana State University is committed to the health, safety and well-being of our campus and community. The COVID-19 pandemic is a time of uncertainty for many students. Social distancing to flatten the curve is critical, and we are committed to helping students achieve their academic goals with the continuation of online instruction through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester and beyond. 

In unprecedented times of uncertainty, one thing is constant: Sycamores come together to support each other. The disruptions to daily life are being felt throughout the campus and community, and your donations to the following funds will directly address the needs of our students during this difficult time. Please help us support Sycamores who are most impacted by economic hardship and food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disaster Relief Fund – Donations to the Disaster Relief Fund will support emergency needs of Indiana State students impacted by COVID-19. Funding will provide food, housing, and support for other personal expenses and will be administered through the Division of Student Affairs.

Bridge the Gap Scholarship – Donations to the Bridge the Gap Scholarship will support Indiana State students who need assistance in paying their tuition or other educational expenses. Scholarships will be administered through the University Scholarship Office. 

Sycamore Food Pantry – Donations to the Sycamore Food Pantry will support its mission to alleviate the stress of food insecurity among all our students by providing an emergency food source, and by promoting healthy, sustainable meals.

You can support Indiana State’s relief efforts through our secure online donation form or by calling the Division of University Advancement at 812-237-6100.


Gifts in Action

Thank you so much for providing me with assistance from the Disaster Relief Fund. These funds have helped me put food on the table. I've been able to continue paying for the internet, which allows me to both work and study as well as allows my daughter to keep up with her e-learning.
- Michelle from Jeffersonville, IN

Thank you so much for helping me find some peace of mind in these trying times. It means the world to me at such at time where some glimpse of hope goes a long way. I cannot thank you enough for this right now.
- Jessica from Chicago, IL

I just want to say thank you so much for the Disaster relief fund. This is going to help me play my bills while I still cant work. I can't say thank you enough - this has helped me so much. 
- Walter from Carmel, IN

As an international student, this relief fund has undoubtedly made me feel secured during this time of crisis. With this financial assistance, I can cover expenses for my food supplies, medicines and internet connectivity strategically, which are very essential for me to stay healthy and continue my endeavor for my academic goals in Indiana State University.
- Ichchha from Nepal


Student Information

If you have emergency needs as a student, please call Sycamores Care at 812-237-3829. Students can apply for emergency funding online:

Disaster Relief Fund

Bridge the Gap Scholarship


All questions regarding policies and procedures related to day-to-day operations of the university in general during the COVID-19 pandemic should refer to the university's website.



University Advancement
30 North Fifth Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Phone: (812) 237-6100
Toll Free: (800) 242-1409