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North Carolina Institutions Awarded Nearly $2 Million in Grants for Low-Income Students Impacted by Hurricane Florence

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today nearly $2 million in supplemental funding for financially needy students in North Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence. Additionally, more than $800,000 was provided for similar relief to students in South Carolina, totaling more than $2.8 million for the two states.

“Our hearts go out to the thousands of students in North Carolina whose lives were impacted by Hurricane Florence,” said Secretary DeVos. “The Department will continue to do all that it can to assist students, faculty and institutions in the Carolinas as they work to recover from this disaster.”

The money is being made available through the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program. Each year, the Department awards supplemental funding for the program from amounts returned unused by other institutions participating in FSEOG.

This year’s supplemental funds are being targeted at 38 institutions located in counties in North and South Carolina designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for individual or public assistance as a result of Hurricane Florence.

While institutions have flexibility in administering the funds, they are required to award program aid first to students with exceptional financial need with priority going to students receiving Pell Grants.

Following is a list of the grants in North Carolina.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

State County Recipient Award
NC Beaufort Beaufort County Community College $31,007
NC Brunswick Brunswick Community College $28,843
NC Carteret Carteret Community College $31,553
NC Craven Craven Community College $80,653
NC Cumberland Fayetteville State University $197,528
NC Cumberland Fayetteville Technical Community College $126,175
NC Cumberland The Methodist University Inc. $50,477
NC Duplin James Sprunt Community College $35,611
NC Harnett Heritage Bible College Inc. $2,274
NC Johnston Johnston Community College $90,027
NC Lee Central Carolina Community College $118,095
NC Lenoir Lenoir Community College $69,393
NC New Hanover University of North Carolina at Wilmington $61,147
NC Onslow Coastal Carolina Community College $92,214
NC Pamlico Pamlico Community College $11,537
NC Pitt East Carolina University $330,718
NC Pitt Pitt Community College $254,054
NC Richmond Richmond Community College $76,262
NC Robeson University of North Carolina at Pembroke $183,550
NC Sampson Sampson Community College $4,500
NC Wayne University of Mount Olive Inc. $32,574
NC Wayne Wayne Community College $14,904
NC Wilson Barton College $29,454
NC Wilson Wilson Community College $31,047