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Student Emergency Fund


It is Santiago Canyon College’s (SCC) mission to continue to enhance student success and student equity. The Student Emergency Fund was established to provide financial assistance to SCC students who are in danger of withdrawing from classes at SCC due to unforeseen situations. By providing available emergency funds, SCC students will gain accessibility to continue their educational goals and prevent premature withdrawal of classes.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply for the Student Emergency Fund, students must:

  •  Provide evidence of current enrollment at SCC. 
  •  Be in good academic standing during the current academic year. 
  •  Have not received emergency funds during the current academic year.
  • Submit the application and provide documentation of the emergency (i.e. medical bills, receipts, eviction notice).

Application Process:

  1. Obtain the Emergency Fund application at the Scholarship Program Office in A-210.
  2. Complete and submit the application in person to the Scholarship Program Office in A-210. 
  3. Take the Academic Standing Inquiry Form to the professor from each class you are enrolled in for the current semester. The form must be submitted along with your application.
  4. The Scholarship Coordinator will review the application to ensure the criteria outlined in the application meets emergencies covered.

Response Time:

  1. Once the initial criteria has been met, the advisory group will then meet to review the application within 3 business days.
  2. Applicants who are not approved  will receive an email notification.
  3. The Assistant Dean or designee will email the approval notification to applicants who are approved.
  4. All efforts will be made to provide prompt and efficient processing. The funding of this grant may take between 3-4 business days.
  5. Approved students will be notified via email/phone once the funds are available for pick up in A-210.



All attempts will be made to ensure a prompt decision and funding for this Emergency Fund. Not all applications received will be approved. Emergency funds are not intended to pay for routine expenses or be a consistent resource to supplement a student’s educational expenses. Each circumstance is unique and will have grant funds that may vary. Funds will be available to students on a first come first serve basis and/or until the established funds have been depleted. The maximum award is $500 per student, per academic year.