Sandhills Community College scholarships are funded by private donors through the Foundation Office and are administered through the Financial Aid Office.

Scholarship Process

The scholarship early consideration deadline is February 28th each year, and the late consideration deadline is May 1st of each year. Applications received by the early consideration deadline are considered first for scholarships, which are awarded in the spring for the following school year.

  1. Complete the Sandhills Community College Admissions Application.
    • Your SCC username and password will be required to begin and complete the scholarship application.
    • If you are a new student, refer to your SCC admissions acceptance letter, which provides your username and password.
    • If you are a current student, your username and password are the same as what is used for Self Service and student email.
  2. Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be considered for scholarships, it is required that you complete a 2023-2024 FAFSA application.
    We recommend that you complete the FAFSA so that you can be considered for all scholarships.
  3. Complete the 2023-2024 Scholarship Application.
  4. Ensure that two recommendation forms are submitted in addition to the scholarship application.
    • The recommendation forms are submitted electronically, and details on how to submit the forms are at the end of the scholarship application.
    • Current students should ask SCC faculty or staff members to submit recommendation forms.
    • New or high school students may submit completed recommendation forms from a current high school teacher, clergy member, or employer.

Additional Information

  • Recipients are selected by a scholarship committee appointed by Dr. Dempsey, President of Sandhills Community College.
  • Recipients are sent award notifications to their SCC student email.


Contact Information

Rachael Mashburn
Sandhills Promise and High School Recruiter
Stone 220C
Phone: 910-246-5366
Text: 910-722-9671 

Jonathan Garrison
Director of Sandhills Promise, Scholarships and Recruitment
Stone 220B
Phone: 910-695-3726