Finish Line Grant

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 eligible students facing these unforeseen challenges. Grants can be used for course materials, housing, medical needs, dependent care, or other financial hardships that students face through no fault of their own. View Finish Line Grants Guide and Q&A.

Student Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a Finish Line Grant, a student must

  • Be enrolled in a North Carolina community college in a curriculum program or an eligible workforce continuing education course leading to an industry-recognized credential;
  • Be in good academic standing as defined by the community college and
  • Have completed at least 25% of the degree or credential program (or be enrolled in the courses that will constitute 25% completion).

How to apply

Complete the Finish Line Grant Eligibility form and email to

If student meets the eligibility criteria, student will be asked to submit the Finish Line Grant Application and supporting documents to include a W9 from the vendor/payee. Student will be notified via my.edgecombe email.

Revised 11/23