Financial Need

Ambassador Leadership Program Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the members of the Ambassador Leadership Program to aid a student needing funds for emergency educational needs.

Chadbourn High School Class of 1957 Scholarship

Established by the late George Edwards, a CHS alumni, this scholarship is awarded to a SCC student with financial need.

Chadbourn Presbyterian Church Nursing Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship, funded annually by the members of the church, is designated for a student accepted into either the ADN or LPN programs who is also a resident of Columbus County.

Golden Leaf Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist current high school seniors, current North Carolina community college students and students currently enrolled at public North Carolina 4-year universities. Recipients must be a permanent resident of a qualifying rural county that is economically distressed (Tier I, II or III) and/or tobacco dependent. Priority for scholarships will be given to students from families adversely affected by the decline of the tobacco industry.

Samuel G. Koonce, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Koonce was a founding father of SCC. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1964—2003, serving as chair for 11 of those years. He helped to establish the SCC Foundation and ensured its success. Family and friends of Mr. Koonce have chosen to honor his memory by endowing this scholarship in his name. Financial need and a 2.0 GPA are required.

State Employees Credit Union Foundation Scholarship

Each community college in North Carolina offers two $2,500 scholarships annually. Recipients must be a U.S. citizen, a North Carolina resident, and a graduate of a North Carolina high school. Recipients must have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA and cannot be a Director, employee, or family member of an employee or Director of the State Employees’ Credit Union or the SECU Foundation. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicating an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) between $3,601 and $5,000.

Targeted Assistance Program

Funded by the State Board of Community Colleges, this scholarship provides need-based assistance to students who are North Carolina residents enrolled in low-enrollment programs that prepare students for high-demand occupations. Credit and non-credit programs may be eligible. Eligible programs are determined by each college. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Wells Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of Elizabeth “Betty” Fisher Wells to provide financial assistance to Columbus County residents who are currently enrolled full time in any 2-year curriculum program at Southeastern Community College. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and maintain a 2.5 GPA.