Sandhills Promise

Moore and Hoke County residents who graduate from a public/private high school or registered home school having completed four dual enrollment courses at Sandhills will pay no tuition at the college for the two years immediately following high school graduation.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be a resident of Moore or Hoke County.
  2. Be a high school graduate (public and private) or registered home-school equivalent and plan to attend SCC as a degree-seeking, curriculum student the fall semester immediately following his or her high school graduation.
  3. Successfully complete at least four dual-enrollment courses through the Career and College Promise program at SCC with a GPA of 2.0 or higher and a 67% completion rate by the time of high school graduation.

Enrollment Requirements

  1. Apply to Sandhills as a degree-seeking student by completing the online admissions application at sandhills.edu.
    • More than likely, you have already completed an SCC admissions application for the Career and College Promise Program (CCP) in high school, but a new admissions application is required when you become a college student.
    • After you submit your new SCC admissions application, you will receive an acceptance letter with more detail regarding orientation dates and testing/exemption information.
  2. Apply for the Sandhills Promise by completing the online SCC scholarship application at scholarships.sandhills.edu.
    The SCC scholarship application serves as your application for the Sandhills Promise.
  3. Apply for financial aid by completing the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using 2018 tax information at fafsa.gov.

Deadline Information

Fall 2020 Sandhills Promise Priority Deadline:  July 09, 2020

The following requirements must be met by July 09, 2020 in order to ensure your Sandhills Promise eligibility.

  • Your new SCC admissions application must be completed, submitted, and on record with the SCC Admissions Office.
  • Your official high school transcript showing your graduation date must be submitted and on record with the SCC Admissions Office.
  • Your SCC scholarship application must be completed, submitted, and on record with the SCC Scholarship Office.
  • Your 2020-21 FAFSA and all additional, required financial aid paperwork must be completed, submitted, and on record with the SCC Financial Aid Office.

If you wait until the week of the deadline to complete and submit your FAFSA to SCC, you will not meet the deadline.  FAFSA forms may take up to five days or longer to process first with the Department of Education, and then you may have to complete required financial aid paperwork with the SCC Financial Aid Office.

Applicants who submit a new SCC admissions application, an official high school transcript, a SCC scholarship application, a 2020-21 FAFSA, and/or required financial aid paperwork after July 09, 2020 cannot be guaranteed acceptance into the Promise program.

Scholarship Details

For students who meet all of the required criteria, Sandhills Community College will agree to pay the tuition and technology/activity fees up to the in-state rate for two years, including summer terms.

  • SCC will cover tuition up to the in-state rate for courses taken by out of state students. If an out of state student receives other forms of financial aid that cover the in-state tuition portion, the student will not be eligible for the Sandhills Promise Program.
  • The two years of eligibility begins in the fall semester after high school graduation and ends following the summer semester of the second year.
  • Funding from federal and state grants, scholarships, and outside funding must be exhausted before SCC begins paying.
  • Books are not included under the Sandhills Promise Program.

Post-Enrollment Requirement

  • Once enrolled, students must continuously meet the financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards outlined by the state and federal government (maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 67% of all courses attempted at Sandhills Community College).

Hoke County High School Career and College Promise Pathways and the Sandhills Promise

As noted under the eligibility requirements, a student must successfully complete at least four dual-enrollment courses through the Career and College Promise program at SCC.  For Hoke County students, those courses are offered through both our Curriculum and Workforce Continuing Education CCP pathways. Students may take a combination of both Curriculum and Workforce Continuing Education CCP courses to fulfill the four-course requirement.

Curriculum Pathways
Each Curriculum CCP course counts as one class for the four-course Promise requirement.

Contact your Hoke High School Curriculum Counselor for a list of courses you may take:

Leslie Baldwin, CCP Curriculum Counselor, Hoke High School
lbaldwin@hcs.k12.nc.us or 910-875-2156

Contact your Hoke High School WCE-CCP counselor for information on enrollment and courses:

Dana Chavis, CTE Director, Hoke High School
dchavis@hcs.k12.nc.us or 910-875-6862

Workforce Continuing Education CCP (WCE-CCP) Pathways
The following is a list of WCE-CCP pathways and course-worth toward the four-course Promise requirement.

Certified Production Technician Level 1 (CPT) fulfills one class toward the four-course requirement.
Certified Production Technician Level 2 (CPT) fulfills one class toward the four-course requirement.
Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals (MPTF) fulfills one class toward the four-course requirement.
Pharmacy Technician fulfills one class toward the four-course requirement.
Certified Medical Administration Assistant (CMAA) fulfills one class toward the four-course requirement.
Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG) fulfills one class toward the four-course requirement.
Electrical Level 1 fulfills one class toward the four-course requirement.
Electrical Level 2 fulfills one class toward the four-course requirement.
Firefighter Training Academy fulfills two classes toward the four-course requirement if all course components are    completed. If one semester is completed, it fulfills one class toward the four-course requirement. If both semesters are successfully completed, it fulfills two classes toward the four-course requirement.

Contact

Jonathan Garrison
Promise Coordinator
126 Stone Hall
910-695-3726
garrisonj@sandhills.edu

 

The Sandhills Promise is funded in part by an expansion of the College’s Guarantors Program.