(Orange, CA) – The Santiago Canyon College Foundation has received a generous $15,000 grant from the Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation to support the Veterans Service Office (VSO) at Santiago Canyon College. Established by the late Stanley Wayne Ekstrom – an innovative businessman, humanitarian, and philanthropist – the Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation honors Stan’s legacy by funding causes he supported in life, including organizations that promote social welfare, education, animal welfare and the wellbeing of active duty and retired military members and their families.
“We are very grateful to the Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation for supporting our VSO with this generous grant at this critical time,” said Syed Rizvi, Vice President of Student Service and Executive Director of the SCC Foundation. “The pandemic has created unprecedented economic challenges for our veteran students, and these funds will help us help more of them stay on track and get their college degrees.”
The grant will be used to purchase loaner laptops, calculators, printer ink, Wi-Fi hot spots, online textbook access codes, and other school supplies, as well as fund scholarships and emergency grants for veteran students. Funds will also be used to support marketing efforts to attract more veteran students to the program and the strong support network it provides.
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About Santiago Canyon College Foundation
The Santiago Canyon College Foundation (SCCF), founded in 1998, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to fundraising and community outreach on behalf of Santiago Canyon College. The board of directors, comprised of ten volunteer and ex-officio members, works together to sponsor fundraising events and cultivate new philanthropic partnerships with individuals and organizations in the local community. The board also manages a permanent endowment for the benefit of the college. To find out more about the SCC Foundation, go to
www.sccollegefoundation.org or email
About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves more than 17,000 credit and noncredit students each semester. In 2017, SCC was ranked 13th among the 50 Best Community Colleges in the U.S. by College Choice and is currently ranked 3rd in California by bestcolleges.com, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.