Woodward Hines Emergency Fund


Get Help for Life's Unexpected Emergencies

Does an unanticipated financial emergency have you concerned? Are you considering dropping your classes? Don't give up! MCC can help!

Meridian Community College has received a special grant provided by the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) to help qualifying Mississippi community college students impacted by COVID-19 stay on track towards graduation and reach their academic and career goals. If you're eligible, emergency funds may be used to help cover the necessary expenses.

The Student Emergency Fund can help you with unanticipated financial emergencies caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic:

Possible examples of funds to assist a student in need:

  • Internet access stipend
  • Technology equipment
  • Exam fee stipend
  • Credential fee stipend
  • e-books

You are eligible to apply for emergency assistance through the Student Emergency Fund if you are currently enrolled in credit courses.

Unsure if you qualify for assistance? Email lhill@meridiancc.edu.

NOTE: Student Emergency Funds are intended to pay for unexpected expenses due or related to the Coronavirus pandemic.

You may access emergency funds only once per year.

Student Eligibility Criteria:

    • Student is currently enrolled at Meridian Community College in a credit-based certificate or degree program, and in good academic standing at the time of the emergency declaration.
    • Student has a documentable temporary financial need resulting from an unexpected emergency event,¬†which need cannot be met from any other sources. Funding from the Student Relief Fund would, in turn, support their ability to be successful and make academic progress.

Application Steps

    • Submit the application.
    • Submit your request and any documents that will help us understand your financial situation.