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SCC Grants

Overview

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.

Finish Line Grant

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 75 percent of the hours required for the degree or credential program. 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.

Application Process:

  • 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, click here. 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.  If approved, the College’s Foundation Office will issue a check to the vendor within three business days.

 Additional Information:

  • 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.

Contact Information:

  • Toledo Kemmer – Career Specialist – tkemmer@sampsoncc.edu – (910) 900-4110

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Hurricane Florence Emergency Grant

The Emergency Scholarship Grants for Postsecondary Students was established by the NC Legislature under the 2018 Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Act for the purpose of providing emergency scholarship grants to eligible students who have suffered financial hardship due to the damage and destruction from Hurricane Florence. These funds may be used to cover any expenses that support a student’s continued enrollment, including costs related to transportation, textbooks, tuition, fees, and living expenses.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Student is enrolled at Sampson Community College at the time of the application.
  • Student has a financial need related to the impact of Hurricane Florence.
  • Student agrees to use his or her best efforts and take all reasonable steps to obtain alternative funds to cover the losses or needs for which the grant is provided, including funds from insurance policies in effect, any available federal aid such as FEMA, and any other sources of aid that may be available.
  • If funds are obtained from another source to cover the losses or needs for which the grant is provided, student must return the amount of the grant that was covered by the funds from another source to Sampson Community College.

Application Process:

  • Click here to view and print the application for the Hurricane Florence Grant. Complete and Submit to Student Services.

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