Grant applications will be reopened during the Spring 2018 semester.
The SCC Lifesaver Fund is an emergency grant program available to low-income students to pay for unforeseen expenses that could lead to dropping out of college for either Fall semester or Spring semester. You must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the semester the request is made and classes must be in session when the request is made. For those who qualify, South Central College Foundations will cover up to $500 (maximum per person) of critical expenses such as an accident, utility shut-off, vehicle repairs, medical bills and more. Failure to apply for financial aid in a timely manner will not be considered as emergency. Payment to third party vendors are made within 48 hours of the award decision.
If submitting a request, you must provide supporting documents with your application. Documents could include: doctor’s office bill, automotive repair estimate, utility bill, late notice, a letter or support from clergy, counselor, or academic advisor, and should also include a letter explaining your unique situation. If no supporting documentation is submitted the request will not be reviewed.
For additional questions regarding the Lifesaver Fund, visit with Student Affairs Center team members or contact the SCC Financial Aid team at (507) 389-7200.
Since its establishment, the Lifesaver Fund provided over $21,000 to students in need.