Finish Line Grant Program

Note: This grant to currently unavailable pending a review of available funds. Check back periodically for updates. 

The Finish Line Grants program aims to help students complete their training when facing unforeseen financial hardships. Finish Line Grants can be used for course materials, housing, medical needs, dependent care or other financial emergencies.

This grant provides a maximum of $1,000 per semester.

Qualification Guidelines

  • Have unforeseen financial hardship.
  • Have completed at least 50 percent of the credits/requirements for the specific program.
  • Be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.0 GPA or be on track to complete a Continuing Education program.

Examples of Qualifying Events

  • Rent
  • Car repair
  • Utility bill
  • Medical expense
  • Course Materials
  • Internet Service

Note: Funds will not be distributed directly to the student but to the entity providing the service for the student. Overdue bills/invoices are not allowed. No reimbursements.

Eligible Programs

Any credit-bearing degree, certificate or diploma and the following Continuing Education programs:

  • BioWork
  • Carpentry I & II
  • Central Sterile Processing
  • Community Health Worker
  • Cosmetology
  • Electric Line Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Esthetician
  • HVAC
  • Manicuring
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Coding
  • Natural Hair Care Specialist
  • Nursing Assistant I and II
  • Paramedic
  • Plumbing
  • Welding Technology


    If you believe you may be a candidate for assistance:

    1. Complete the Grant Request Form (linked here when funds become available): After you complete the form, you will receive a follow-up call or email within 3-5 business days.
    2. Reach out to a program administrator listed below with any questions about program eligibility.
    Iesha Cleveland
    Director, Campus Student Services
    919-536-7200, ext. 4201
    Véga Swepson
    Resource Specialist/ Instructor 
    919-536-7200, ext. 4003