Foundation Scholarships and Grants

Education Access and Opportunity Fund

The purpose of the Education Access and Opportunity Fund is to provide financial assistance to eligible students:
  • The student is not eligible for Title IV FAFSA financial aid,
  • The student is enrolled in an adult GED/ESL/ABE program,
  • The student is enrolled in a non-credit vocational training,
  • The student is enrolled in an apprenticeship program
  • The student is participating in a SBDC program.
  • Students facing compelling circumstances due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
*Students who received CARES Act funds in 2020 are not eligible for this award.*
Examples of needs covered with these funds:
  • Unable to fully pay tuition or fees
  • Unable to pay for needed testing
  • Unable to purchase a textbook
  • Lacking dependable transportation
  • Needing emergency assistance with childcare
  • Currently (or at imminent risk to become) homeless
  • Unable to pay utilities
  • Without money to purchase food
  • Lacking the technology or internet connectivity to be successful in studies, and
  • Other needs associated with remaining in school through program completion.
This program is open until September 30, 2020, and can be extended at the sole discretion of the KCC Foundation Board.                
The Education Access & Opportunity Fund grant recipients are not expected to pay back funding. Every effort will be made to assist individual students with identifying additional resources and options for longer term and sustainable solutions. 
To submit an application for Education Access and Opportunity Fund:
  1. The student must complete the online application form, and click the "Submit" button. The application will be sent via email to the review team. Applicants can also complete a paper version of the form and return it via email to or by mailing it to: Klamath Community College Foundation, Attn: Patricia Springer, 7390 South Sixth Street, Klamath Falls, OR  97603.
  2. The student may be contacted by a member of the review team to get any needed clarifying information. 
  3. If approved, the Foundation administrator will work with the KCC Business Office to get a check cut for the vendor or student.
  4. Whenever possible payments will be made directly to vendors. If a check is cut to the student they will be notified when the check is ready (usually within 24 hours of approval), and they may pick up the check at the Cashier window in Founders Hall.

Questions about the funding process may be directed to Patti Springer at 541-880-2234 or


Student Emergency Grant Program

The purpose of the Student Emergency Grant Program is provide immediate assistance to a student with an exceptional and/or compelling need to prevent them from missing school or failing a class for one (or more) of the following reasons:
  • Not having a textbook
  • Lacking dependable transportation
  • Needing assistance with childcare
  • Currently or could become homeless
  • Unable to pay utilities
  • Without money to purchase food
Every effort will be made to assist the student with a long term, sustainable solution. However in case of an unexpected crisis, the student may apply for a Student Emergency Grant.

The student should write an essay explaining their situation, what they will do moving forward to address it, and provide a reference from a faculty or staff member.
Students must have completed at least one term with a minimum GPA of 2.0. 

A student can only apply for a Student Emergency Grant once per academic year. 

The Financial Aid Office will evaluate each Student Emergency Grant.

Student Emergency Grant funds range from $25 to $250 and are approved by the Foundation executive director and the Foundation chair.

A Student Emergency Grant is not expected to be paid back. 
Please send your request to:
Patti Springer