Currently Available Monetary Assistance
Sandhills Community College Foundation
Because of the amazing generosity of people who donate money to the college, we are able to offer funds for Continuing Education class registration fees and books if you are enrolling in occupational extension classes that lead to employment. You need to be in good academic standing with SCC and meet current Federal TRIO Program income requirements (we can help you determine it you qualify). There is no residence requirement.
Golden Leaf Foundation
Money is available for Hoke County residents through the Golden Leaf Foundation. In addition to registration fees and books, the $250 can go toward transportation, and child care. You must be registered in a 96+ hour class leading to a credential and meet current Federal TRIO Program income requirements.
Beyond High School Equivalency
This money ($250) is available to assist those who graduate from the SCC High School Equivalency (HSE) program and want to enroll in occupational extension classes that lead to employment or SCC curriculum classes. It can be used for registration fees or the cost of books and you must use this money within one year of HSE graduation.
SECU Bridge to Career
This money ($250 at approval + $250 upon completion) is to help if you are seeking to earn a credential as a phlebotomy technician, certified production technician, or in mechanical power transmissions. You must be either unemployed or underemployed, included in an underserved population in a specific workforce sector or area, a military veteran or spouse, or a member of the NC National Guard, a US citizen, NC resident, and not a director, employee or family member of an employee of the SECU or the SECU Foundation.
Finish Line Grant
If you have an unforeseen financial emergency or barrier that could cause you to not finish your training, up to $1000 is available. The application must be processed within two weeks of the emergency, ideally within 72 hours. You must be enrolled in a program leading to a recognized credential, are in good academic standing, and have completed at least 75% of a 96+ hour class, be 18 + years old, a US citizen (or have authorization to work in the US), and male students must be compliant with Selective Service Requirements.
The Finish Line Grant is in partnerships with Lumber River Workforce Development Board of Hoke County and the Regional Partnership Workforce Development Board in Moore County.
Hurricane Florence Emergency Aid
Up to $1250 per semester is available to eligible community college students who have suffered financial hardship due to damage and destruction from Hurricane Florence. You must have been enrolled at SCC or resided in a county declared a disaster area as of Sept. 10, 2018.