Haywood Community College Foundation has been able to assist close to 40 students through the HCC Cares Student Emergency Fund Campaign. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, student emergency needs have increased. Due to generous donors and grant funding, HCC students have received assistance with buying food and gas, as well as paying for utilities and rent.
Additional donations from the community will enable the College to provide assistance to students during the summer semester through the HCC Cares Student Emergency Fund. These donations include grants form Sam’s Club of Asheville for $2,000 and the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Emergency Disaster Response Fund for $3,000.
At HCC, the goal is to assist students with emergency needs so they can stay on track to complete the semester and achieve their educational goals. With higher education credentials, graduates are more likely to find a job that pays family-sustaining wages.
For more information about HCC Cares, visit https://www.haywood.edu/financial-aid/scholarships and scroll past the scholarship information.