The CEW+ office is closed, but we have gone virtual with our services and programming in order to continue to help and empower you! Read more here.

As we face this pandemic and resulting impacts, our thoughts are with you and your families. We also want you to know that CEW+ is providing our services virtually and evolving to meet the changing needs of our U-M students. It will likely come as no surprise to you that all calls for appointments are currently from students experiencing emergency funding needs.

Our staff is here for our students as they deal with unprecedented disruptions to their academic journeys. It is clear that our students are going to need additional help with emergency medical and mental health services costs. Students are now remote learners, seeing their jobs eliminated or hours cut short and find themselves isolated from their traditional campus supports.

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Thanks to the generous support of our donors, CEW+ is able to continue providing valuable counseling services, critical emergency funding, pivotal scholarships, and thoughtful, personalized support. 

CEW+ needs partners willing to help ensure that our services continue without disruption. If you are able to help we ask you to consider the following funds:

CEW+ Emergency Funds – 366859

CEW+ is able to offer emergency grants to current U-M Ann Arbor graduate students and nontraditional undergraduate students. The emergency funding is for unexpected financial emergencies that threaten to derail progress to degree.  A gift to the CEW+ emergency fund helps provide:

  • Funds for students who have lost wages or jobs they depend on to pay for their education and support themselves or their families
  • Computers and internet access for students who will not otherwise be able to complete their coursework
  • Assistance with emergency moving and transportation expenses
  • Immediate support for students facing housing challenges or food insecurity
  • Resources for students who need emergency medical and mental health services  

 CEW+ Annual Gift Fund – 310560

The annual fund is the most flexible way to support the work of CEW+ as it advances all aspects of CEW+, prioritized according to each year’s needs and opportunities.  Given the changes to our world during this pandemic, the annual fund will allow our director to focus resources keeping our critical services open and available to our students, staff, faculty, and community members.  

Community Counseling- 318234

Gifts to the community counseling program allow CEW+ to offer education and career counseling to all members of the community, free of charge. During these unprecedented times, counseling participants come to CEW+ seeking support as they prepare to return to school, start a job search, or navigate complicated life changes. In addition to helping participants access valuable resources and achieve their goals, CEW+ counselors validate participants’ experiences. As one counseling participant described: “I felt very relaxed and comfortable talking with the counselor because she made me feel that my voice is important.”

CEW+ Scholarship Program- 309097

Gifts to the CEW+ Scholarship Program support returning students and student caregivers at the University of Michigan. CEW+ scholarships and fellowships — averaging $6,600 per student — often provide the financial assistance and encouragement that these students need to complete their degrees. Furthermore, receiving a CEW+ scholarship means joining a vibrant and inspiring community of scholars, and during these challenging times our Scholars need community even more. In the words of one graduated scholarship recipient: “My scholarship was the wind in my sails. And it still is when I need it. CEW+ is a real community, and it stays with you.”

If you have questions or would like more information about giving to CEW+, please contact Alicia Marting at or call (734) 764-7258.