A TENNESSEE college has surprised its students with a $10,000 stimulus payment in cash or direct deposit with no strings attached.
Students at Meharry Medical College went home to a delicious meal just before Thanksgiving due to the CARES Act, a Covid Relief legislation passed by Congress in 2020.
Dr James Hildreth, the school’s principal, emailed them a video he admitted was hard to believe.
“We will give each of you $10,000 in cash. You heard me right,” he said, looking into the camera.
Students are required to make a deposit in person the next day or to collect their check in person.
Hildreth only asked if they were “good stewards” in the face of the storm.
The Meharry administration has decided to provide nearly one-third of CARES Act funding — $10 million — directly to doctors, dentists, public health researchers, and 956 future students. me.
“We feel that there is no better way to start distributing these funds than by giving them to our students, who will soon contribute so much to our world,” said Hildreth. USAToday.
Cheers erupted in the school library when students clicked on the video link.
Student Andreas Nelson, he recounted, was silent when he accessed his banking app and stared incredulously.
“The $10,000 is just in my bank account. It’s amazing. I’m really speechless,” he told the outlet.
The Chicago native is completing his master’s degree in health and science at Meharry in hopes of getting into its dental school.
“It motivates. Because that means they trust us to do with this money no matter what the cause may be — whether it’s student debt, investment, or just personal enjoyment,” says Nelson.
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https://www.the-sun.com/money/4334449/surprise-december-stimulus-payment-no-strings-attached/ I received a surprise December stimulus payment of $10,000 in CASH with no strings attached