Foundation Scholarships

Each year, the SCC Foundation helps to change student lives. For the 2023-2024 academic year, over $180,000 was awarded through 100 different scholarships to more than 125 deserving students.

These scholarships help local students, many of whom do not qualify for federal student aid. This money allows students to pay for tuition and books—which in many cases means not having to work two jobs, having extra money for child care, or being able to finish their degree sooner.

Scholarship Application submissions for Academic Year 24-25 will be accepted starting in August 7, 2023.

Foundation Scholarship

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Academic Excellence Award

This award is for graduating high school seniors. One high school senior from each public high school in Sampson County will receive this award. This award does not require a separate application but does require a letter of recommendation from a teacher or principal and a list of all extracurriculars.

Minimum Requirements to Receive Award

Letter of recommendation and list of extracurriculars can be submitted electronically above or mailed to:

SCC Foundation
P.O. Box 318
Clinton, NC 28329


Sampson Promise

SCC will pay all tuition and fees not covered by financial aid or other scholarships up to 4 semesters towards program of study.

Minimum Requirements to Receive Award

  • Graduate from a Sampson County high school (public, private, or homeschool)
  • Apply to Sampson Community College by March 1 with a 3.0+ unweighted high school GPA
  • Verify NC residency for in-state tuition purposes
  • Complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA by April 15
  • Complete Foundation Scholarship Application by April 15 for each year of eligibility
  • Enroll full-time (12+ credit hours) in a curriculum degree or diploma program the fall semester following high school graduation
  • Submit a summary of extracurricular activities, work record and community service

Summary of extracurriculars, work record, and community service can be submitted electronically or mailed to:

SCC Foundation
P.O. Box 318
Clinton, NC 28329

Maintain Eligibility

  • Complete at least 12 credit hours each semester
  • Maintain a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Uphold the Student Code of Conduct

Books, supplies, and program-specific fees are not covered by Sampson Promise. SCC reserves the right to limit the number of Sampson Promise scholarships awarded.


Smithfield Hog Production Scholarship

This award is for graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in the Animal Science Program or Agriculture related studies at Sampson Community College during the 2024-2025 academic year. This award does not require a separate application but does require that you provide a summary of all extracurriculars, work record and community service.

Minimum Requirements to Receive Award

  • Complete the Foundation Scholarship Application
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher (weighted)
  • Be graduating high school senior from Clinton, Hobbton, Lakewood, Midway or Union
  • Be planning to enroll in Animal Science or Ag related program at Sampson Community College
  • Be planning to enroll as full-time student in Fall 2024
  • Submit a summary of extracurricular activities, work record and community service

Summary of extracurriculars, work record, and community service can be submitted electronically or mailed to:

SCC Foundation
P.O. Box 318
Clinton, NC 28329


Dominion Energy Promesa Scholarship

This award does not require a separate application.

Minimum Requirements to Receive Award

  • Must be of Hispanic/Latino heritage
  • Apply to Sampson Community College
  • Complete the Foundation Scholarship Application by April 15 for each year of eligibility
  • FAFSA Completion not required
  • Be planning to enroll as full-time student in Fall 2024 in a curriculum degree or diploma program following high school graduation

Maintain Eligibility

  • Complete at least 12 credit hours each semester
  • Maintain a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Uphold the Student Code of Conduct

Books, supplies, and program-specific fees are not covered by SCC Promesa. SCC reserves the right to limit the number of Sampson Promesa scholarships awarded.


Sampson Community College Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit that cultivates community support for SCC and seeks funding from the private sector to support the college mission.

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