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  • “When I think about SSS, I think about college students getting a head start in their college studies and their college life.”— Rupinder Singh, SSS Class of 2011
  • “CAP/SSS was not just a preparation for college; it was also a step to a successful future.”— Teesha Carrasquillo, SSS Class of 2011
  • “The SSS program was a very helpful guide to prepare me for college. It gives a preview for new-comers to experience the college life.”— Jasuan Prude, SSS Class of 2011
  • “The SSS program was a great jump start on college learning.”– Emanuel Rivera, SSS
  • “SSS means early first-hand experience to me.– Harris Lodi, SSS
  • “Be realistic about today, but stay optimistic about the future.”– Devon Mein, SSS
  • “SSS means the door to opportunities and new beginnings. Live life and prosper.”– Michael McDoom, SSS
  • “To me, this is the best beginners program at UConn.”– Jesus Montalvo, SSS
  • “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”– Christian Tarazona, SSS quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “SSS truly prepares its graduates for their college career and provides essential connections needed for success.”– Larry Grijalva, SSS
  • “Never regret. If it is good, it is wonderful. And if it is bad, it is experience.”– Kinza Javed, SSS
  • “The SSS program has taught me that you can do anything you want as long as you give it all and never doubt yourself.”– Elizabeth Singh, SSS

IKELF Emergency Loan

The Iris Kinnard Emergency Loan Fund (IKELF) was established in 1991, the year of Iris Kinnard’s retirement from the University of Connecticut. She worked in the Center for over 20 years in a variety of capacities with her last role being that of Acting Director of Center for Academic Programs (CAP).

During her years in CAP, Iris often encountered students' need for short-term loans to bridge the gap between the beginning of the semester and when their financial aid was distributed. Iris frequently and happily loaned money to the students from her own pocket so that they could buy the necessary textbooks and supplies even though oftentimes, the students were unable to pay her back. The IKELF was Iris’s parting gift to CAP students, a fund to which she herself has donated substantially. The IKELF continues to provide access to short-term loans for numerous students every term, especially during their critical first semesters.

Please click the button below to download the IKELF application. After filling out the form, please fax it to (860) 486-4024 or hand deliver it to the CAP Offices.

IKELF Application (.doc)
SSS helped me in so many ways that I don’t know where to begin. In this program, I have an advisor whom I meet with regularly and she keeps me headed in a positive direction. Through this program I met so many great people and it opened up many opportunities for me. I hope to remain in the program until I receive my degree in Business and give back whenever I can. — Begum Abadin, Summer 2011