Suffolk Community College Foundation Grants

The Bobby Hommel Memorial Student Hardship Fund




Established to benefit:

·       Suffolk County Community College student veterans who served in a combat role in the United States Armed Services who experience an unforeseen financial hardship that jeopardizes their ability to remain in College.

·       Will fund up to $500 per student veteran annually.


Recognized Student Hardships:

Homeless, Pending Eviction, Water Shut Off, Heat Shut Off, Electricity Shut Off, Foreclosed, Social Service for Food, no transportation and more.


About The Bobby Hommel Memorial Hardship Fund

·       Established by Ms. Shannon O’Neill, Director of Veterans Affairs, Suffolk County Community College, to recognize and honor the late Robert Lloyd “Bobby” Hommel, an army sniper who served in the 101st Airborne Division of the U. S. Army.  He served three tours in Iraq having earned the Army Commendation Medal with Valor.  Although his time on the battlefield ended, his battles with the stress of the things he saw and had to endure continued since his return home.  The burdens of his heroism as well as the loss of so many of his comrades always weighed heavily on him.  Despite his suffering he was a joy to be around and continued to work hard to pursue his degree.    Bobby was killed in a car accident on October 6th 2015. 


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 Bobby Hommel Memorial Student Hardship Fund

If you would like to make a contribution online, designation below "The Bobby Hommel Memorial Student Hardship Fund"

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