Student Emergency Grants

The South Seattle College Foundation, coupled with the Gates Endowed Emergency Grant, provides emergency fund grants to support student success, retention, and completion, enabling students to overcome temporary financial barriers.

Applicants meet with Emergency Fund Committee members. There is no deadline for applications, and submissions can be made at any time during the quarter. Funding is limited to once per calendar year and is limited to $500 for the year.

For more information, please contact Teresa Robinson-Duane, the Student Funding Center Director at

Emergency Funds can be used for the following:

  • Transportation
  • Family/household emergencies
  • Childcare
  • Medical
  • Food
  • Books and supplies

Eligibility Guidelines for Students:

  • Be a current South Seattle College student
  • Be enrolled in 6 credits or more
  • Be pursuing a Financial Aid eligible certificate, degree, or BAS program
  • Have completed at least one quarter at South Seattle College
  • Have a grade point average of 2.2 or higher
  • Must be applying for assistance for the current quarter