When Mahesh Dondeti arrived to MSU Texas from India past calendar year to pursue an MBA with a focus in strength management, he did not assume the planet to turn upside down. His sister in India was funding his education and learning, but COVID-19 has all but brought her bridal use style and design organization to a halt. As with so a lot of across the globe, Mahesh is absent from his family members as they struggle with isolation and grief for dropped loved ones and friends.

With his hire likely up and no roommate to share it with, and the decline of his sister’s economical assist, Mahesh believed he could have to postpone finishing his schooling. When he got the phone early a person August morning that he was the receiver of the Arbor Creek scholarship, he believed somebody was enjoying a joke on him. But it was not a joke. “Everything fell into location. It’s not only me this will help but my entire family members,” he mentioned.