Finish Line Grants


Up to $1,000


Until funds are exhausted


Contact your local community college


Finish Line Grants are grants of up to $1,000 awarded to community college students who are on the cusp of completing their education or training and are faced with an unanticipated financial hardship that may prevent them from doing so. Too often, financial emergencies like unexpected healthcare costs, childcare expenses or car breakdowns prevent students from completing their programs. Finish Line Grants are awarded to students facing these unforeseen challenges. They can be used for course materials, housing, medical needs, dependent care, or other financial hardships that students face through no fault of their own.


  • Be enrolled in a North Carolina Community College
  • Be in good academic standing as defined by the community college. Threshold may not be higher than a 2.0 GPA
  • Have completed at least 50% of the degree or credential program (or be enrolled in the courses that will constitute 50% completion)

Application Requirements

Other Information

Individual partnerships may choose to include additional criteria, such as enrollment in programs providing training for high-demand occupations. Eligibility should include students in as many educational and training pathways as possible.