Student Emergency Fund keeps students’ dreams alive through difficult circumstances

The ACC Foundation believes in making access to higher education affordable. However, unexpected situations can occur during the year that can force a student to withdraw from their classes.

The Student Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance to students who are faced with unforeseen emergencies during the semester such as unexpected medical expenses, loss of housing, car repairs… that would interfere with their education at ACC.

A total of 248 students have received support from the fund since it began in 1999, 33 of those in just the last year. Of the 248 students, 69% have received a certificate, degree, or are still enrolled.
Here are two stories of students who received funds in the last year:
A student’s family was displaced by flooding caused by the Hurricane Harvey and incurred extra expenses who provided them with food and shelter until they could return to work and their home.
A student was recently homeless with no vehicle, or money for food. Her brother had recently passed away and she had used her savings to help with funeral expenses. She had a new job secured upon graduation and was looking for a part-time job in the interim to partially meet her expenses.
These funds are deeply important to our students as they work towards their educational goal. As ACC enrollment grows more students are in need of these funds. Please consider a gift to the ACC Foundation for the Student Emergency Fund or one of our scholarship programs.

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