On July 12, 2018, Governor Roy Cooper announced the Finish Line Grants program to help community college students complete their training when facing unforeseen challenges – such as unexpected healthcare costs, childcare expenses, or car breakdowns.
In 2022, administration of the program transitioned from the Department of Commerce to the North Carolina Community College System. Visit the System website for more information. Students interested in applying for a Finish Line Grant should contact their college's Financial Aid Office.
Anyone interested in other workforce training scholarships should continue to contact their local NCWorks Career Center. Contact information is found at NCWorks.gov.
For further reading
- News Release: More Than 1,700 Finish Line Grants Help Students Complete Their Workforce Training, Governor Cooper Announces on One-Year Anniversary of Program
- News Release: Governor Cooper Announces Finish Line Grants Program Has Awarded More Than 3,000 Grants Totaling Over $2 Million to Community College Students
- News Release: Governor Cooper Directs New Federal Funding to Further Support Postsecondary Students and New Teachers
- North Carolina Office of Strategic Partnerships: Recommended Practices for Local Partnerships Administering Finish Line Grants