Backpack Fund Request

Fill the Backpack Fund offers relief for new students

  • Applies only to a first semester freshmen or a returning college student who has been out of school for more than 3 years.
  • This must be the applicant’s first year at SCC.
  • The maximum award is $500.
  • This fund may be awarded one time only.

Before you apply for assistance:

  • FAFSA submission is required.
  • Applicants must have applied for all other assistance, including loans.
  • Applicants must show proof of financial hardship which has been created by events beyond their control.
  • Applicants may not have a past due balance with the College.
  • Applicants must provide both a detailed explanation and proof of why the funds are needed; I don’t have money is not enough.

The following circumstances are NOT considered acceptable reasons to apply:

  • Need help paying college tuition or fees
  • Need help with past due debts to college, including old student loans
  • Childcare costs (please contact the AIM Center for these resources)
  • Non-Emergency related medical bills
  • Non-Emergency related travel costs
  • Any Non-Essential or Entertainment related monthly fees including but not limited to; cable, streaming services, online gaming subscriptions, and internet service (to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
  • A life event from more than 1 month ago, except for events which have prevented the applicant from working since they occurred
  • Day to day expenses such including but not limited to; rent, car payments, phone bills, and electric bills, unless they are past due because of an event beyond the applicant’s control


  • Provide your SCC student ID number, found on your Student ID
    Please share an email you regularly use.
    Please include your area code
    Please list another phone where we can reach you (optional)
    Please provide your full mailing address
    Please select your status as a student at SCC
    Be sure to include cost per item listed.
    Calculate the TOTAL cost of needs.
    Calculate 85% of TOTAL.
    Calculate 15% of TOTAL.
    Certify your information is true*
    Check box to certify information submitted is true.