Announcing the UIC United Faculty FAST Fund for Students

17 Nov Announcing the UIC United Faculty FAST Fund for Students

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Dear Colleagues,

We’re excited to announce a new UICUF-run fund to help UIC undergraduates cover costs necessary to help them complete their education! A joint project between our parent union, the American Federation of Teachers, and the non-profit Believe in Students, the FAST Fund allows faculty unions to quickly give out small grants to help students cover costs like childcare, rent, car repair, medical expenses, licensure fees, or anything else that will help support their education.

UIC’s FAST fund is now live and accepting both applications and donations. If you know a student who needs assistance, please direct them to: If you would like to donate to the fund, you can do so at: If you want to join the FAST Fund committee or help in some other way, please reach out to us. We encourage you to share this widely, especially with your students.


UIC United Faculty FAST Fund Committee
Celeste Janusewksi, Chair (Occupational Therapy)
Kim O’Neil (English)
Michael Scott (Mechanical & Industrial Engineering)