Please review the Financial Aid Policy of the MCK Social Services Committee to understand how financial aid is distributed by the MCK Social Services Committee. You can also fill out the Application for Financial Aid. Guidelines on how to apply / forms are also available in the MCK lobby.
We understand that people in financial need cannot wait long during times of need, the committee works to process applications as soon as it possibly can. However, applicants should allow 3-7 days from the date a complete application along with required support documentation has been received for the committee to review and make a final decision and disburse the funds.
Our Financial Aid Services Program provides financial assistance to those in need through an application process. A copy of our application policies and procedures are posted here for review. We offer zakat funds to members of the Muslim Community of Knoxville and sadaqa funds to the general Knoxville community. We also provide zakat ul fitr to community members during Eid ul Fitr.
The MCK Social Services Committee is committed to helping those in need of financial assistance. The financial aid services program is funded through the zakat money. The zakat money is given to the Muslim Community of Knoxville by our community members to distribute to those in need. Zakat is one of the important pillars of Islam, it literally means purifying your wealth. Our financial aid services program offers financial assistance to those who have lost jobs, families in need, recent immigrants, and others based on their financial needs.
The MCK Social Services Committee (SSC) tries to reach and help as many needy individuals and families as possible in the area. Generally, financial aid is provided to individuals and families once a year, but specific need situations are also evaluated.
In special cases, financial assistance is also provided to communities and regions hit by natural disaster and calamities either domestic or overseas. For this, the SSC does separate special fund raising in the community for the cause at hand.