Book Fund Request

The Sherry Vaughn Textbook Fund 

There are times when students find themselves in a difficult financial situation and seek emergency monetary relief through the SCC Foundation (SCCF).  Over the years, SCC Foundation has raised private dollars to create a specific fund designated to assist students with the cost of textbooks that are purchased through the Book Inn. 

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.

Requirements for this fund:

  • 2.0 GPA or higher required.
  • Applicant must have completed 6 or more credit hours at SCC and be currently enrolled in 6 or more credit hours.
  • The maximum award is $500.
  • This fund may only be awarded once per calendar year.

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 provide your full mailing address
    Provide your GPA covering your entire time at SCC
    Name of book and cost of each
    Total amount needed for books
    Calculate 85% of your TOTAL book costs
    Calculate 15% of your TOTAL book costs
    Please indicate what program you are studying at SCC
    Do you participate in SCC's AIM Program?*
    Check Yes or No
    Explain why you need these funds in detail
    Certify your information is true.*
    Please check the box to certify your information is true.