Students can apply for grants that are applicable to Sampson Community College from this page. Below are a list of grants and their application process. If you have any questions regarding a specific grant contact information will be available below as well.
- Be a 2021 North Carolina high school graduate attending one of North Carolina’s community colleges in the 2021-2022 academic year
- Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 or less as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
- Enroll for at least six credit hours per semester in a curriculum program
- Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the community college
- Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Applicants must complete the Sampson Community College application for admission and complete residency determination through the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS).
Please Note: The Finish Line Grant Eligibility guidelines have changed from how it was previously administrated during the 2020 and 2021 academic year. To be eligible for this grant the student will have had to experience an unforeseen emergency. Unforeseen emergencies would be defined as not expected and out of the student’s control. Students will also have to provide supporting documentation of this unforeseen emergency.
The Finish Line Grant program helps Curriculum and Continuing Education community college students who face unforeseen financial emergencies to complete their degree. Early College High School Students, CCP Students and Basic Skills Students are not eligible to receive the Finish Line Grant.
To apply for these funds, you must:
- Students must be in good academic standing. For curriculum students pursuing a degree, diploma, or certificate program they must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. For Continuing Education students pursuing a certificate or program of study, the student must have a satisfactory grade.
- Students must have completed at least 50% of the degree or credential they are pursuing.
- All degree, diploma and certificate seeking curriculum students are eligible for a Finish Line Grant.
- Students enrolled in a continuing education course of study are eligible if they are enrolled in trainings related to in-demand occupations and industry sectors, based on TSWDB’s target industries and high growth occupations. Contact the Workforce Development Office to determine if you are in one of these areas of study.
- Students must be a United States citizens or have authorization to work in the United States, and male students must be compliant with Selective Service Requirements (if applicable).
- Curriculum Students will need to speak with Kim Davis in the Student Services Office located in the North Building. Applications will be completed only when determination has been made that the student does qualify for what is considered an unforeseen financial emergency. Eligibility is determined by the guidelines that have been placed on the Finish Line Grant by the state not by Sampson Community College. No payments are disbursed directly to the student. Payments will be made directly to the agency/vendor that the debt is owed. Davis Contact information is email@example.com and direct line 910-900-4056.
- Continuing Education Students will need to speak with Carlos Valenzuela in the Workforce Development Office located in the East Building. Applications will be complete only when determination has been made that the student does qualify for what is considered an unforeseen financial emergency. Eligibility is determined by the guidelines that have been placed on the Finish Line Grant by the state not by Sampson Community College. No payments are disbursed directly to the student. Payments will be made to the agency/vendor that the debt is owed Valenzuela contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org and direct line 910-900-4050.