T.L.L. Temple Foundation Student Emergency Fund

Through the generosity of the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, Kilgore College received a second grant to develop a special student emergency fund to support the financial needs of students who are enrolled in targeted degrees/programs and making successful progress towards completion.

This fund offers emergency financial assistance to KC students with emergencies or unexpected hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund serves to offset short-term financial need and is not a replacement for or permanent supplement to financial aid. Awards are not considered loans and do not require repayment. While the maximum annual award is $1,500 per student, based upon the availability of funds, students may apply multiple times per year until this maximum is reached. Funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Examples of emergencies:

  • Educational expenses not covered by financial aid
  • Replacement of essential personal belongings due to fire, flood, theft, or natural disaster
  • Emergency or temporary housing assistance
  • Medication costs related to emergency medical care (not covered by insurance)
  • Assistance with rent, utilities, and internet connectivity
  • Emergency transportation

Types of expenses that are NOT covered:

  • Any costs that are already covered in a need-based financial aid package (tuition and fees, standard room and board allowance, book allowance, and miscellaneous expenses)
  • Non-essential utilities, household, or furniture costs not related to damage or theft
  • Parking tickets, court fees, or other fines
  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel, or other non-essential expenses

Student emergency fund eligibility (subject to change):

To be eligible to apply for the Student Emergency Fund, you must:

  • Have completed at least 30 hours or 50% or more of a workforce/continuing education program (such as police academy, pharmacy technology, etc.), be in good academic and disciplinary standing, and actively attending class.
  • Have a financial hardship/need documented on the FAFSA/TASFA or resulting from an emergency, accident, or other unexpected, critical incident, or job loss.
  • Complete all application questions in full and submit supporting documentation, as requested.
  • Demonstrate that all other possible resources have been considered and are either unavailable or insufficient.

All students must be enrolled in a designated high demand occupational major/program. High demand occupations in East Texas have been identified by utilizing the TLL Temple Foundation Labor Market Profiles, Texas Workforce Commission and Kilgore College regional economic partners. These include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Instrumentation and Electrical Technology
  • Nursing – ADN and VN
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technology and Paramedic
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Fire Academy and Fire Science – degree and certificate
  • Police Academy
  • Automotive Technology – degree and certificate
  • Diesel Technology – degree and certificate
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) – degree and certificate
  • Electrical Power Technology
  • Welding Technology – degree and certificate
  • Commercial Driving – CDL
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Surgical Technology
  • Sterile Processing

Note: The applicant’s prior academic standing is taken into consideration during the review.

Emergency fund steps:

  1. Apply electronically.
  2. Wait for the committee to review your application. The committee’s decision will be sent to your KC email.
  3. Complete any additional steps outlined in the decision email.


  • KC will make every effort to have a decision regarding your application within 1 to 2 business days.
  • All application decisions are final. If approved, students will be notified of the amount and method of disbursement.

Award amount:

  • Awards may range from $50 – $1,500. The award amount is based on need and available funding.
  • Award availability is limited and is disbursed on a first-come, first-served system.


  • Students receiving assistance from this fund must submit receipts to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships within ten (10) days of receiving the award.
  • Failure to do so could prohibit the use of this fund in the future.