KINSTON, Lenoir County — Imagine having $7 million dollars put away for emergencies.
That’s what’s in place for North Carolina community college students who run into financial emergencies. The money is set aside through the Finish Line Grants Program.
Governor Roy Cooper announced the program back in July and met with Lenoir Community College students on Tuesday. The program will give $50,000 to the community college. LCC is the first in the state to participate in the grant program. The money will be split among students, each one getting $1,000 in assistance.
To get the grant, students must have 75 percent of their degree completed. It begins this fall.
“I want a North Carolina where people are better educated," Cooper said. "They are healthier. And they have more money in their pockets. That’s my mission statement for North Carolina. Our community colleges will help us with that mission.”
LCC is offering night classes where you can earn a machining certificate starting this semester.