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).
Criteria to award Finish Line Grants:
- Students must be in good academic standing. For students pursuing a degree, they must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. For students pursuing a certification or program of study, the student must have a satisfactory grade;
- Students must have completed at least 50% of the hours required for the degree or credential program, and are in good academic standing of a 2.0 GPA. If a student is enrolled in more than one course of study, this criterion will be applied to the program of study in which the student is closer to completing;
- 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. These include newly approved pathways in health care/nursing and advanced manufacturing/welding.
- Students must be United States citizens or have authorization to work in the United States, and male students must be compliant with Selective Service requirements.
- Applications will be evaluated based on whether the student can verify that the requested amount is to be used to overcome a financial emergency that occurred through no fault of their own.
- The application process is a joint effort between SCC and the local NCWorks Career Center. To begin this process, you must complete a Finish Line Grant Inquiry Form. Inquiries will be processed by the College in the order they are received. Approved inquiries will be referred to the NCWorks Career Center to complete an application. The decision to approve or deny an application rests with the NCWorks Career Center Manager or designee.
- The maximum grant per student per semester is $1,000.
- Funds will not be distributed directly to students.
- For example, if a student applies for a Finish Line Grant to pay for a car repair, the approved payment will go to the car repair entity. Grants for items where an entity cannot be paid directly (e.g. gas and groceries) may be distributed through gift cards as determined by the partnership.
- Tonita Smith – Director of Counseling, Accessibility & Testing – firstname.lastname@example.org – (910) 900-4112
- Finish Line Grant Expenditures.pdf