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3/31/2020 Member News

SPC Student Emergency Fund removes barriers as a result of COVID-19

Click here to view the video from Jesse Turtle, SPC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the SPC Foundation

The SPC Student Emergency Fund assists students in meeting basic needs to continue to be academically successful. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on our college community, St. Petersburg College is working tirelessly to help remove barriers so all students can continue their education. SPC is seeking donations to continue to replenish the fund.

"The SPC Student Emergency Fund was created to quickly address the many needs our students face in these challenges times,” said Jesse Turtle, SPC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the SPC Foundation. “Donations will have an immediate impact to assist students with food insecurities, medical bills, technology needs and housing assistance.”

 

SPC students participating in six (6) or more credit hours and have applied for financial aid are eligible for a one-time award up to $500. Eligible expenses include:

  • Mortgage/rent
  • Utilities/internet
  • Food/meals/essentials
  • Personal automobile repairs 
  • Childcare costs

These funds can make the difference in whether or not a student is able to continue their education. Every gift, no matter the amount, will help those struggling during this challenging time.

Students in need are encouraged to contact the Associate Provost on their home campus or fill out our emergency fund survey.

Those who would like to donate, can visit our emergency fund donation page.

For more information, contact Jesse Turtle at 727-341-3319 or turtle.jesse@spcollege.edu.