Finish Line Grant - Receive Up To $1,000 for Unforeseen Challenges

On July 12th, 2018, Governor Cooper announced the Finish Line Grant program that will help students complete their education when facing unforeseen challenges.  In partnership with Capital Area Workforce Development, Wake Tech and Johnston Community College students who have completed at least 75% of their program of study and are in good academic standing can apply for the grant. Approval is subject to eligibility and the availability of funds.On July 12th, 2018, Governor Cooper announced the Finish Line Grant program that will help students complete their education when facing unforeseen challenges.  In partnership with Capital Area Workforce Development, Wake Tech and Johnston Community College students who have completed at least 50% of their program of study and are in good academic standing can apply for the grant. Approval is subject to eligibility and the availability of funds.

Guidelines

  • 50% of degree, certificate or diploma program completed
    (Curriculum and Continuing Educations students are eligible)
  • Must be in good academic standing - minimum 2.0 GPA
  • 18 years or older
  • US Citizen or authorization to work in the United States
  • Male students must be compliant with selective services requirements

Limited to one emergency grant award, up to $1,000, per student per Program Year (July 1 – June 30)

Examples of Qualifying Events

  • Sudden, unexpected homelessness or lack of permanent housing due to a natural disaster, fire, or documented roommate dispute resulting in a need for short-term emergency housing
  • Eviction/foreclosure due to unexpected loss of income
  • Sudden lack of transportation due to a car accident or unexpected mechanical problems
  • Loss of books, computer, or course supplies/equipment, after initial purchase, due to natural disaster, fire, or theft
  • Financial emergency preventing the payment of a utility bill (water, gas, and electric)

Next Steps

  1. Requests must be submitted in-person to the Financial Aid Office for curriculum students.
    Jacqueline Murphy
    Senior Financial Aid Specialist
    Phone: (919) 209-2028
    Email: jdmurphy@johnstoncc.edu
    Requests must be submitted in-person to the Registrar's Office for continuing education students.
    April Batten
    Assistant Registrar
    Phone: (919) 209-2037
    Email: adbatten@johnstoncc.edu
  2. If screening is approved, Johnston Community College will submit the preliminary application to Capital Area Workforce Development.
  3. Student should register with NCWorks Online.
  4. Capital Area Work Force Development will conduct secondary screening.
  5. If approved, students will be contacted to schedule appointment for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, WIOA, enrollment with NCWorks Career Center Advisor.
  6. After enrollment, the NCWorks Career Center Advisor will handle payment.
    Funds will not be distributed directly to the student but to the entity that will provide the service for the student.