President's Student Emergency Fund

The President's Student Emergency Fund was created by the HCC Foundation, with President Christina Royal and through the generosity of alumni and friends, in order to assist students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency that would prevent them from continuing their education. The Student Emergency Fund is intended to assist students so that they may continue their studies and successfully complete their coursework. Dollars are intended for unexpected emergency expenses. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis based on the criteria listed below.

Students are strongly encouraged to connect with the Thrive Student Resource Center regarding their emergency prior to completing an application. Students can schedule time with Ben Ostiguy, Thrive Center Coordinator, using  this link. The Thrive Center is located in Frost 236. 

After submitting the application, students will hear back from the President's Student Emergency Fund Committee within 3-5 business days.

HCC aspires to be a college of academic excellence known for helping students overcome barriers to success. With this in mind, all applications for Student Emergency funding will receive careful consideration, and every effort will be made to ensure that students are provided access to the resources necessary to enable them to succeed and thrive.

The following resources are available to help students overcome barriers to achieving their educational goals:

Thrive Center
FR 233

Food Pantry
Thrive Center (FR 233)
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid
FR 201
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you have questions regarding the President’s Student Emergency Fund, please contact:

Ben Ostiguy
Thrive Center Coordinator

To support the President's Student Emergency Fund, please click here.

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Ben Ostiguy

Special Programs Coordinator

Thrive Student Resource Center

Frost 234

413.552.2349 (Tel)