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Emergency scholarship grant available for students suffering financial hardship due to Hurricane Florence

Published Friday, November 16, 2018
by Elizabeth Townsend

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The Emergency Scholarship Grants for Postsecondary Students was established by the NC Legislature under the 2018 Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Act for the purpose of providing emergency scholarship grants to eligible students who have suffered financial hardship due to the damage and destruction from Hurricane Florence.

These funds may be used to cover any expenses that support a student’s continued enrollment, including costs related to transportation, textbooks, tuition, fees, and living expenses.

Student Eligibility:
• Student must be currently attending classes at Piedmont Community College at the time of application in order to be eligible for an Emergency Scholarship Grant.
• Student has a financial need related to the impact of Hurricane Florence.
• Student agrees to use his or her best efforts and take all reasonable steps to obtain alternative funds to cover the losses or needs for which the grant is provided, including funds from insurance policies in effect, any available federal aid such as FEMA, and any other sources of aid that may be available.
• If funds are obtained from another source to cover the losses or needs for which the grant is provided, student must return the amount of the grant that was covered by the funds from another source to Piedmont Community College.

Applications available in the Financial Aid Office or click here to download:
Person County Campus: Student Development, Building E; (336) 599-1181, Ext. 4004
Caswell County Campus: Building K; (336) 694-8046
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