Suffolk Community College Foundation Grants

The John & Kevin Foley Student Hardship Fund



What is the Fund?

This student hardship fund is established to honor the Foley family’s dedication and commitment to Suffolk County Community College and to their shared belief that higher education is transformative for individuals and families.  Professor Kevin Foley served the College and Suffolk’s students for over four decades as Coach of the Women’s Basketball Team, Suffolk Athletic Director and Professor of Health and Human Services.  The fund also recognizes and honors the late Honorable John J. Foley, Kevin’s father and the longest serving Suffolk County Legislator who advocated tirelessly for access to healthcare and education.  Legislator Foley served as a Trustee of Suffolk County Community College leaving his mark as a champion of access to excellence in higher education for generations of Suffolk’s students and families. The purpose of this hardship fund is to aid students experiencing critical financial need that threatens their continued enrollment at Suffolk County Community College.

Am I Eligible?


Support from the Fund is limited to continuing students, either full-time or part-time, who are enrolled at the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College, who have come upon an unforeseen financial difficulty that jeopardizes their ability to remain enrolled at the College.  Recognized hardships include homelessness or pending eviction/foreclosure; loss of utility services; lack of food security; lack of transportation; etc.


Together with the completion of this form, applicants must provide a narrative (limited to 250 words) and supporting documents (invoices, bills, past due rent notices, eviction notices, foreclosure forms, letters and photographs) demonstrating a critical financial need and expressing a desire to continue at Suffolk County Community College.


What is the Grant Amount?


The John & Kevin Foley Student Hardship Fund provides a maximum award of up to $500 per student per year.  Students may apply once each semester.


Send Completed Applications to:

Attn: Christopher A. Williams, Esq., Director of Development
Suffolk Community College Foundation
The Cottage - 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784


About the Suffolk Community College Foundation, Inc.

·       A non-profit corporation formed to develop additional resources to enable the college to provide quality educational experiences for its students.


Send your tax-deductible contribution to:

Suffolk Community College Foundation*

The Cottage - 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784 (631) 451-4551

Designation / Memo: The John & Kevin Foley Student Hardship Fund


Donate Now

If you would like to make a contribution online, designation "he John & Kevin Foley Student Hardship Fund" please visit

For more information on establishing a grant contact the SCC Foundation directly at 631-451-4846 and a staff member will assist you.