Giving Opportunities

Areas of Support – Annual Giving

Emerging Needs – General

General Needs: Funds are directed by the board of directors comprised of community volunteers as needed, to those needs most important that emerge.


General: Scholarships enable students to focus on their education by lessening their financial burden. Scholarships are merit based and competitive. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA at all times. Scholarships are primarily awarded on a two-quarter cycle with a minimum quarterly award of $600 (beginning Fall 2016).

Specific: Named scholarships have been established by and in support of specific programs. Some scholarships are for specific groups of students (i.e. veterans, single parent, need based, women, international, etc.) For more information on establishing a named scholarship, please contact the foundation office for specific guidelines.

Emergency Aid – Keeping students in school

Emergency Assistance: Simon’s Fund covers emergency needs including rent, utilities, medical etc.

Emergency Grants: Short-term funding for students awaiting other verifiable funding (VA, Scholarships, etc.). All funds are repaid.

Emerging Butterflies: Covers food pantry for all students, and basic needs for children of students such as socks, diapers, boots, etc. (Coordinated through Hayes Child Development Center.)

Areas of Support – Major Gifts

Major Gifts

Emerging Needs – Programs

Keeping our programs current and relevant, these funds are allocated based upon a list of needs determined by college leadership. Contact the Foundation office for more information.

Faculty/Staff Development

These funds provide faculty/staff with resources to participate in professional development activities, allowing them to exchange knowledge, keep teaching industry skills current, integrate technology, and enrich their classrooms.

Ways of Giving

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