Hampton University is offering free tuition, room and board to Ukrainian and international students displaced by the ongoing Russian invasion of the Eastern European nation.
University President William Harvey announced last week that up to 100 students displaced from Ukraine can continue their education free of charge at Hampton this summer. Additionally, they will have the option to stay at Hampton after the summer and pay regular rates for tuition and fees.
“The collective Hampton University faculty, staff and students are heartbroken because the war-torn country of Ukraine must deal with atrocities like the bombing of maternity wards, hospitals and other civilian areas,” Dr. Harvey stated.
“I think this partnership is something that can be beneficial to a great number of students and families,” he stated. “My entire career has been focused on helping people to achieve and meet their goals.”
In fall 2019, Hampton extended free enrollment and room and board for one semester to students from the University of the Bahamas to continue their education after their campus was impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
SOURCE: Richmond Free Press