Suffolk Community College Foundation Grants

The Richard and Mary Morrison Foundation Hardship Fund


The Richard and Mary Morrison Foundation Student Hardship Fund was established in 2014 to assist Suffolk County Community College students who are experiencing unforeseen financial difficulty that jeopardizes their ability to remain in College.




A student can apply to the fund once per semester, by completing an application with documentation of their financial need and desire to continue their education at Suffolk County Community College.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee and qualified students who are selected for an award will receive up to $1,000 that can be used to offset their tuition, fees and textbook expenses.

Richard & Mary Morrison Foundation

High School sweethearts, Richard and Mary Morrison established their Foundation to continue their family’s efforts to help others. Their motto is, “We will change the world with one random act of kindness at a time, join us.” The Suffolk Community College Foundation's mission to develop resources that enable the College to provide quality educational experiences for it’s students.

There are a limited number of funding opportunities distributed on a rolling basis.

Impact of Student Hardships supported to date:

Homeless Pending Foreclosure Unemployment Over 1 jobs
Pending Eviction Pending Water Shut Off Work-Study Sole  Source No Transportation
Water Shut Off Pending Heat Shut Off Part Time Job Sole Source No Books
Heat Shut Off Social Service for Food Over 3 Jobs No Lab / Class Materials
Foreclosed No Unemployment Over 2 jobs No Child Care

Student applicants come from 38 Long Island towns. Over 45 individuals and organizations have to donated to this important cause. Faculty & Staff have donated over $31,000 and rising.

Send Completed Applications to:

Attn: Russell Malbrough, Director of Alumni Relations
Suffolk Community College Foundation
The Cottage - 533 College Road, Selden, NY 11784

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

If you would like to make a contribution online, designation "The Richard and Mary Morrison Foundation Hardship Fund"

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Students Respond:

"By awarding me the Richard and Mary Morrison Foundation Hardship Fund, you have lightenend my financial burdent which allows me to focus on the most important aspects of school, learning and getting the neccessary tools to complete my assignments. " - Patchogue, NY

"It is also very helpful to know that there are people out there who care about the success of others when it is hard enough to believe in yourself. " - East Hampton, NY

"The prospect of me leading a career in bioorganic chemistry is closer now that I can better maintain my place in college and my education about the universe." - Manorville, NY

"Working as a volunteer in my community throughout my high school career, I enjoyed helping people learn about community services available to them. I hope to be able to pay it forward and take all that has given to me to bless someone else." - Deer Park, NY