The Parent Fund

Parents and families of Suffolk County Community College students play a critical role as their daughters and sons discover their talents, enrich their minds, and take crucial steps toward realizing their aspirations. Parents can greatly enhance our students’ experiences through their personal philanthropic support, and The Parent Fund offers a way for them to make a meaningful impact. Monies raised through The Parent Fund are used to support:

Career Services—by providing additional dollars to support internships, career fairs, career counseling, resume writing and job interview workshops.

Academic Advising Center—by providing funds that enhance the Center’s communications, programs, and services that engage students and foster academic connections with the diverse community of scholars available to them.

Student Health Services—by supporting clinics, social work services, substance abuse counseling, and nutritional advice, while helping to maintain the highest quality health resources for our students.

Libraries—supplements building our library's book collections, improving its technological resources, and upgrading its study spaces.

Make an online gift today to The Parent Fund.

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Alumni parents have a significant impact shaping their children’s experience at Suffolk. We encourage you to connect with our office as you support your children during the academic year. Some items to note:


  1. As you help your students choose their classes, use our Class Schedule Search tool, Suffolk has a wide range of courses being offered in multiple modalities to suit your student’s learning preferences and schedule.
  2. As you help your students registering for classes, priority registration for continuing students begins November 7, 2022  and open registration begins: November 14, 2022.  Late registration for Day, Evening, and Online classes begins: January 16, 2023. If you need assistance you can make an appointment with our campus advisors and they will walk you through the process. (Ammerman Campus:; Eastern Campus:; Michael J. Grant Campus:
  3. If you have questions about applying for state or federal aid or the documentation required, contact the Financial Aid Office.
  4. If you want to see if your student is eligible for scholarships, access our extensive list of foundation scholarships currently available to our students.

Many of our Alumni Parents are enhancing our students’ experiences by volunteering time, providing mentorship and, through generous philanthropic support. Here are two examples of the ways our Alumni Parents are supporting Suffolk.


Suffolk County Community College Alumni, Alan Hahn ’91, a New York Knicks Studio Analyst, will be speaking to  students in the sports management program about working in the sports industry and his career path starting from his time at Suffolk County Community College.


Alan Hahn '91 Sports Management Webinar

Jamie Weinberg ‘14 established the Wings for Single Parent Scholarship from Homes by Jamie Jay  to remove financial barriers and support single parents in residing in Suffolk County as they pursue their hopes and dreams through education while serving as the primary caregiver for a dependent child.

Emelene Abner '02 established the Emelene Abner '02 Scholarship supporting single parents with preferences for students with children enrolled in the Children's Learning Center on the Ammerman Campus. 

Dedicated legacy gifts can help in many ways. The Betsy A. Nemeth Scholarship is was created to support a Nursing Major who is a returning adult student with a child or children living at home.

If you want to learn more about opportunities to support your Alma Mater and contribute to the Suffolk Shark community, contact the Office of Alumni Relations or send an email to


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