Emergency Needs Fund

During these difficult times, we know that there are many needs and people are struggling with a variety of things. This is certainly true of community college students. The coronavirus has impacted many students' ability to continue on the path to their academic goals.

We ask that you consider making a donation to the Waubonsee Foundation to help our students get the education they are working so hard for. Today's students are tomorrow's nurses, doctors, scientists, police officers, fire fighters, teachers and all other professions. The people in these positions now are making our world safer and our lives better today. Help us as we help our students as they prepare to serve us in those roles in the future.

The Waubonsee Community College Foundation will match donations made to the Emergency Needs Fund up to a total of $10,000. If you would like to contribute to the Emergency Needs Fund to support students, please click on the "Donate Now" button on this page, use the secure donation form, and select “Emergency Needs/Scholarship Fund” from the designation drop down menu.

How to Give

Help Waubonsee students continue their education and realize their dreams.

Making an impact is our mission

Waubonsee Community College opens the door of knowledge, sparks imagination and enlightens lives through learning. The Waubonsee Foundation strengthens this vision by providing opportunities for all citizens in our community to have access to a quality education. The Waubonsee Community College Foundation was chartered in 1978 as a 501(c)3 tax exempt, nonprofit organization.


Waubonsee Community College Students

Each year, the Foundation raises funds to provide scholarships for deserving area students. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation Scholarship Program has provided 367 scholarship awards totaling over $331,000 to 325 recipients.

The 2021-2022 Foundation Scholarship Application is now available online and will be open through February 8, 2021.

Other Scholarships
Many other scholarship opportunities are available to Waubonsee students. Explore the options and learn more about individual scholarships.

Emergency Needs Fund


The Emergency Needs Fund is sponsored by Waubonsee Community College Foundation to provide short-term assistance to keep students in school impacted by an immediate, unexpected, or unusual financial constraint (such as injury, death, catastrophe, food insecurity, housing insecurity, unexpected losses) and not to assist with long-term challenges.

View the program details and complete the Intake Form to see if you qualify for assistance via mywcc(Requires X-number and password.)

Foundation Events

Whether celebrating partnerships across the communities we serve, honoring donors and recipients or raising valuable dollars to expand our scholarship program, the Foundation hosts a number of events each year in support of Waubonsee students.

5K Trail Race Fundraiser
5k trail runner

5K Trail Race Fundraiser supporting the Waubonsee Foundation Scholarship Program.

Annual Golf Outing
Aurora Country Club

A single round of golf makes a difference for our students and tees up success.

Scholarship Fest
Student Sugar Grove Exterior Study

We are delighted to host this annual reception where our scholarship recipients and Foundation contributors can meet and learn more about one another.

Sugar Grove Flag summer S

Honor Roll of Donors

The Honor Roll of Donors seeks to recognizes the contributions of members of our across our Acorns to Oaks Society, and Vermillion and Gold Society, as well as our annual donors comprised of Waubonsee Community College alumni, friends and employees.

Sugar Grove Exterior Student Center

Meet our Foundation Board

The Waubonsee Community College Foundation Board of Directors is made up of community members from the college district, a board of trustees liaison, the president of the college, the executive director of the Foundation, a treasurer and several college administrators who are ex-officio members.

Their tireless service has enabled us to shape the past, present and future support of so many Waubonsee students.

Support us with AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple way you can support the Waubonsee Community College Foundation and help provide scholarships for deserving area students – every time you shop and at no additional cost to you.

You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with an added bonus: Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Foundation.

  1. Simply go to smile.amazon.com on your computer or mobile device
  2. Search and select “Waubonsee Community College Foundation” to receive donations before shopping
  3. Every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation of 0.5% of the purchase price

Distinguished Alumnus & Contributor Awards

Each year Waubonsee presents an award to a Distinguished Contributor and a Distinguished Alumnus.

Learn more about each award, view past recipients, and submit a nomination below.


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Sugar Grove Campus
Dickson Center, 2nd Floor
(630) 466-2316