STCC disperses more than $4 million in federal grants to help students
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College distributed $4,018,000 from a federal emergency relief grant provided in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to help 3,405 eligible students.
STCC in October distributed money made available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and the American Rescue Plan Act enacted by Congress.
The legislation authorized the U.S. Department of Education to provide funding for higher education institutions to award in the form of emergency financial aid grants to eligible students facing urgent needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
The funds may be used for any component of a student's cost of attendance (for example, tuition, fees or books) or for emergency costs that arise due to the impact of the coronavirus, such as food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care. Students may determine how to use their emergency financial aid grants within these guidelines.
“We are pleased to distribute checks to our students to help them continue with their studies at STCC,” said STCC President John B. Cook. “Many of our students have struggled through the pandemic. This money will help advance our mission to support students as they transform their lives.”
To be eligible, students must be enrolled at STCC and seeking a degree. The amount of their check is based on their financial aid status.
Interested in applying to STCC? Visit stcc.edu/apply or call Admissions at (413) 755-3333.
About Springfield Technical Community College
STCC, the Commonwealth's only technical community college, continues the pioneering legacy of the Springfield Armory with comprehensive and technical education in manufacturing, STEM, healthcare, business, social services, and the liberal arts. STCC's highly regarded workforce, certificate, degree, and transfer programs are the most affordable in Springfield and provide unequalled opportunity for the vitality of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1967, the college – a designated Hispanic Serving Institution – seeks to close achievement gaps among students who traditionally face societal barriers. STCC supports students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.
Jim Danko, (413) 755-4812, email@example.com