San Jacinto College Foundation approves emergency funding

Mar 26, 2020Amanda Fenwick

Money will assist students in need amid COVID-19

PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College Foundation Board of Directors has approved $200,000 in emergency funding to assist students in need during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

"We know that circumstances have changed for many of our students as a result of the COVID-19 situation, and we wanted a way to be able to help these individuals," said Tom Watson, San Jacinto College Foundation board chair. "We want our students to be able to complete their certificate or degree this semester without the worry of added expenses. I thank the Foundation board and College leadership for their support of these efforts to assist our students."

Students who need emergency funding to support their education at San Jacinto College should apply for the scholarship online. The Foundation will consider awards up to $250 per student. To make a donation to assist students, visit the San Jacinto College Foundation website.

San Jacinto College is currently in an altered operations period during the COVID-19 situation. More information is available on the College website at

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College's impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor's and Moody's.

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