C. Harlan McCaskill Scholarship

Harlan McCaskill arrived at Sandhills in 1966 as a Learning Lab Coordinator. He also served as Director of Evening Programs, and in 1972 he became Sandhills Community College’s first Dean of Continuing Education, serving until 1993. “We would have people come to the college with a fourth or fifth grade education and enroll in basic education courses, go on to get their GED, then end up enrolling in college classes and earn an associate’s degree, all at Sandhills,” Mr. McCaskill recalls. “That’s overwhelming to witness.”

When Mr. McCaskill retired, he said he “wanted no rocking chair” as a gift. Instead, relatives and friends established the C. Harlan McCaskill Scholarship, an endowment he continues to help fund. In 1996, the college honored Mr. McCaskill with the dedication of the C. Harlan McCaskill Center for Community Services Education.

The C. Harlan McCaskill Scholarship is awarded to a second-year SCC GED graduate (first-year student who has completed GED at SCC may be selected if no second-year student available). Student has maintained at least a 2.0 GPA, and has financial need.