The Student Emergency Fund for Hopkinsville Community College Students was initiated in Spring of 2018. A seed gift from a local donor in honor of the Inauguration of Dr. Alissa Young provided initial funding.
The goal of the fund is to assist students in good academic standing at HCC who need immediate and temporary support and without which would be in jeopardy to continue to persist in college. Support will be granted to students with demonstrable and immediate critical needs including food, shelter, transportation, medication, health care, safety, and other appropriate necessities. Students applying for assistance must provide proof of hardship with the application. Students are granted assistance as a gift; however there is an expectation of appropriate thank you letters and the hope that as student recipients recover and experience the joy of receving that they will 'give back' so that future students in similar situations are supported.
Applications are available from any staff or faculty of the college and are reviewed by the student emergency fund committee with a goal of a determination of support within 48 hours. For more information on how to receive aid or make a gift to the fund, please call Advancement at 270-707-3733.