The Viking Works Scholarship initiative offers scholarship awards of up to $750 for non-degree Workforce Continuing Education courses leading to industry-recognized or state credentials for high-demand jobs in the region. Most courses can be completed in a semester or less. Viking Works is a training initiative to assist Sampson County residents with job transition and economic recovery.
Scholarship awards are determined locally based on student need, local industry needs, number of eligible students, and cost of course, up to a maximum of either $750 per course or the cost of the course fee(s) if the fee(s) exceed $750. The scholarships help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare, and other components of the total cost of attendance for students enrolled in the following Sampson Community College Workforce Development & Continuing Education programs of study:
- EKG Technician
- Pharmacy Technician
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Electronic Health Record Specialist
- Veterinary Assistant
- Truck Driver Training
- Natural Hair Care
- NC Firefighter Certification
- Ammonia Refrigeration
- CISCO Certification
- Palo Alto Certification
- VMWare Vsphere 6.7
How do I apply?
Apply for the Viking Works Scholarship here. Once you’ve applied a representative from the College will contact you to complete the registration process.
How much are the scholarship awards?
Scholarship awards are up to $750 per class and cover the cost of registration, fees, books, course-specific equipment, supplies, and credentialing exams.
How much are Viking Works Scholarship funds available?
Students can apply for the scholarship between October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2022.
Can these funds be used for Curriculum (degree) programs?
No. These funds were specifically designated for Workforce Development & Continuing Education courses that are 96-hours or more and lead to an industry-recognized credential or licensure.
I'm a CCP student, can I apply for the Viking Works Scholarship?
Yes. This program intends to remove barriers for individuals seeking short-term workforce training to reenter the workforce with a program that is 96-hours or more and leads to an industry-recognized credential or licensure.
Students meeting all State and local enrollment eligibility requirements are eligible.
Are fee waived students eligible for the Viking Works Scholarship funds? Ex. EMS
Yes, as long as the program is leading to an industry recognized credential or licensure, the funds can be used to assist with transportation, housing, childcare, testing fees, etc.
When can I start courses?
Courses begin January 2021. Applications for Spring 2021 courses are available now.