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Ichabods Moving Forward

A financial emergency can happen to anyone at any time. These circumstances may prevent one of our classmates and friends from attending classes, or if severe, continuing to seek their degree.

Ichabods Moving Forward is a student-led philanthropic organization sponsored by the Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation. We provide an opportunity for students to help fellow Ichabods through difficult times by supporting an emergency assistance fund for students and by students.

Together, we can make a difference! By donating to the Ichabods Moving Forward emergency fund, you will help a classmate in need. One-hundred percent of your donation goes into the emergency fund.

We are currently accepting assistance applications either by referral or from a student in need. Help us raise awareness of Ichabods Moving Forward and the emergency assistance fund by sharing our mission with those who may need help in the future.


Apply to Receive a Grant

Washburn University students who need immediate financial assistance to stay in school are eligible for grants. We are currently accepting applications for all Washburn students or direct referrals from Washburn faculty or staff. 

For the Ichabods Moving Forward application, download the application first, and then fill it out and send it in. Do not fill it out and then download it, as your changes won't be saved. Submit applications and supporting documents to Please note, documentation is required for funding. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us directly at 785.670.1733.

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Apply - law students only
(specifically for Washburn University School of Law students)


Give to the Cause

By clicking on the Give Now link below, your donation will go toward the Ichabods Moving Forward emergency fund to help a classmate in need.

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If you have questions about Ichabods Moving Forward, contact us at or 785.670.1733.



"With my deepest sincerity, thank you. I cannot tell you how much of a difference this makes. I feel like I can breathe again, and I had not realized how much of my energy and mental focus was spent on financial worries. I genuinely do not know what I would have done without your help and the generosity from the Ichabods Moving Forward program." – Nick

"Being an older non-traditional student is extremely difficult, but it’s even harder when you’re a First Gen, a single parent, AND a small business owner. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, my children and I experienced almost immediate challenges maintaining our stability that threatened my ability to remain in school. Without the help of Ichabods Moving Forward, I’m not sure where we would be until other economic aid becomes available. I am so so so thankful for the help we received during such an overwhelming time. It makes more of a difference to us, now and for our future, than words could ever quantify." - Bailey

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1729 MacVicar Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604 Phone: 785.670.4483