Scrappy’s Cupboard

Scrappy’s Cupboard was founded to address food insecurity at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). The program has grown since its inception, offering a variety of food, clothing, personal care, and household items. The Cupboard aims to relieve these insecurities, which enables UTC community members to better focus on their wellbeing and education. Use of Scrappy’s Cupboard is anonymous and open all members of the UTC community, including students, employees, and affiliates. The Cupboard is coordinated by the Office of Student Outreach & Support and run by volunteers from the UTC community.

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Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund (SEF) provides limited emergency funding for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) students who are experiencing financial hardship that may jeopardize their ability to continue their education. 

Eligible requests include, but are not limited to:   

  • Academic Needs: Books or other supplies needed to complete academic coursework and requirements that cannot be afforded due to a documented urgency or emergency. 
  • Housing Needs: Any expenses that impact a student’s ability to have and maintain a safe living environment while enrolled (e.g., Past due rent/mortgage; Past due electric, gas, water/sewer, or other utility bill; Security deposits; Short-term housing).
  • Transportation Needs: Any expenses that impact a student’s ability to get to or from campus or other academic obligations (e.g., Internship, Practicum), and other emergencies (e.g., Funeral). 
  • One-time or Non-recurring Medical Expenses
  • Emergency Expenses for Dependents: Any expenses for a dependent of a student, which may impact the student’s ability to complete academic obligations (e.g., Childcare). 
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