Available Funds for Your Training
The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship Program provides scholarships for eligible community college workforce continuing education students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs within certain workforce pathways. To be eligible for the scholarship, of up to $750, a student must be an NC resident enrolling in a 96-hour or more continuing education course leading to industry credentials. Scholarships are awarded based on student and local industry needs and can help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare, and other components as deemed necessary. There are a limited number of scholarships available for these classes so register early. For all GEER-funded classes that begin on or before January 12, you must apply for the GEER scholarship by December 14. For approved classes starting after January 12, GEER applications must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to class start.
If your GEER scholarship is not approved, you will receive an email instructing you to call the office to either pay to reserve your seat or inquire about other scholarship opportunities.
Applying for Continuing Education Scholarships
Apply for assistance to help pay for your Continuing Education class(es). Click here to begin the process.
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. For information on how you can get involved, click here.
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. For information on Golden Leaf Foundation, click here.
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. This is a special grant provided by the Sandhills Community College Foundation.
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. For more information about the SECU Bridge to Career Program, click here.
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 50% 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.
Gene Haas Foundation for Machining Students
The Gene Haas Foundation’s primary goal is to build skills in the machining industry through assistance to CNC Machining students with scholarships which can be used for tuition, books and other related training expenses. Cost for this training can range from $250-$300. There is a military preference for these awards.
Richard Hutchison Memorial Scholarship for Construction Industry Training Programs
The Richard Hutchison Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Richard Hutchison. This memorial is in recognition of Mr. Hutchison’s many contributions to the construction field. Awarded funds may be used to offset Continuing Education course registration fees and associated expenses related to the construction and trades areas.
The William L. and Josephine B. Weiss Family Foundation Scholarships for Construction Industry Training Programs
Scholarships have been established due to the generosity of the William L. and Josephine B. Weiss to assist students with class related fees in the construction industry.