Need Help with Textbooks?

The Sherry Vaughn Textbook Fund is Here to Help.


There are times when students find themselves in a difficult financial situation and seek emergency monetary relief through the SCC Foundation (SCCF).  Over the years, SCC Foundation has raised private dollars to create a specific fund designated to assist students with the cost of textbooks that are purchased through the Book Inn. 

Before you apply for assistance:

  • FAFSA submission is required.
  • Applicants must have applied for all other assistance, including loans.
  • Applicants must show proof of financial hardship which has been created by events beyond their control.
  • Applicants may not have a past due balance with the College.
  • Applicants must provide both a detailed explanation and proof of why the funds are needed; I don’t have money is not enough.
  • The SCC Foundation will cover 85% of the total cost; the student is responsible for the additional 15% and should be prepared to pay the balance at the time of purchase.

Requirements for this fund:

  • 2.0 GPA or higher required.
  • Applicant must have completed 6 or more credit hours at SCC and be currently enrolled in 6 or more credit hours.
  • The maximum award is $500.
  • This fund may only be awarded once per calendar year.

The following circumstances are NOT considered acceptable reasons to apply:

  • Need help paying college tuition or fees
  • Need help with past due debts to college, including old student loans
  • Childcare costs (please contact the AIM Center for these resources)
  • Non-Emergency related medical bills
  • Non-Emergency related travel costs
  • Any Non-Essential or Entertainment related monthly fees including but not limited to; cable, streaming services, online gaming subscriptions, and internet service (to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
  • A life event from more than 1 month ago, except for events which have prevented the applicant from working since they occurred
  • Day to day expenses such including but not limited to; rent, car payments, phone bills, and electric bills, unless they are past due because of an event beyond the applicant’s control


*** Sherry Vaughn Emergency Book assistance will only be awarded to summer  classes that are required by your program of study and needed in order to complete your degree - no General Education classes. ***


Provide your SCC student ID number, found on your Student ID
Provide your GPA covering your entire time at SCC
Name of book and cost of each
Total amount needed for books
Calculate 85% of your TOTAL book costs
Calculate 15% of your TOTAL book costs
Please indicate what program you are studying at SCC
Do you participate in SCC's AIM Program?*
Check yes or no
Explain why you need these funds in detail
Certify your information is true.*
Please check the box to certify your information is true.