Foundation

Student Emergency Fund

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The Student Emergency Fund was created by the SCC Foundation to assist SCC students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency which would otherwise prevent them from continuing their education at SCC. These funds are not intended to be used for routine expenses or as a consistent supplement to a student’s education funding sources. This funding is only available during the semester the student is enrolled and the emergency occurs. Requests must be urgent in nature.

Qualifying Examples
Consideration will only be given to applicants that have experienced an unforeseen financial emergency. Examples include:
  • Significant uncovered medical expenses for necessary treatment related to self, spouse or child;
  • Transportation issues;
  • Critical past due housing or utility expenses; or
  • Unfunded educational expense
Eligibility
To be eligible for consideration a student must:
  • Have already successfully completed 12 credits at SCC;
  • Be registered for at least six (6) credits in the semester when the emergency funds would be applied;
  • Be able to demonstrate his/her current financial need with supporting documentation;
  • Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and 67% satisfactory completion rate and be in good standing; i.e., not on any disciplinary sanctions; and
  • Have applied for Financial Aid by completing and submitting a FAFSA for this academic year.
Award
The Student Emergency Fund will award up to a maximum of $250 per student. These funds will not be awarded to the same student in consecutive semesters. Students are strongly encouraged to repay their award in order to help additional students in the future.

Procedures
  1. SCC Faculty or Staff Member contact Foundation office to request application. A Google Form application will be sent to the SCC Faculty or Staff Member and the student.
  2. Student completes the Request for Student Emergency Fund application;
  • Student Information section is to be completed by the student;
  • Recommendation section to be completed by a SCC Faculty or Staff Member;
  • SCC Faculty or Staff Member submits application electronically to Foundation;
  • Application is reviewed by the Committee.
  1. Director of Financial Aid notifies student of committee’s decision, and posts award to student’s account so that check can be issued by Business Office as quickly as possible.  Requests will be reviewed and responded to within five (5) business days from the date the application is received by Financial Aid Office.
How Is the Student Emergency Fund Supported?
The Student Emergency Fund is completely supported through donations to the SCC Foundation Annual Fund.  If you are interested, there are three easy ways you can give to the Student Emergency Fund:
  1. Sign up for a payroll deduction to the Annual Fund, if you are a SCC employee
  2. Make check payable to SCC Foundation and write Annual Fund in the memo line
  3. Make an online donation and select Annual Fund  
All donations to the SCC Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS. For more information contact Brett Woods at b_woods[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu or Kathy Posey at k_posey[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu.