The Golden LEAF Scholars Program – Two-Year Colleges

North Carolina Community College System
Program Area:
Golden LEAF Scholarship Program
County of Applicant:

The purpose of this grant is to provide funding to the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) for continued support of the Golden LEAF Scholars – Two-Year Colleges program (the “Program”). Eligible students must reside in a rural county that is economically distressed or tobacco dependent and must demonstrate financial need. The grant will provide scholarships of up to $2,250/year for curriculum students and up to $1,000/year for occupational/continuing education students. The scholarships help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other components of the total cost of attendance for 2020-2021 fall, spring, and summer semesters. Participating community colleges opt into the Program. Colleges with a main campus in a rural county that is economically distressed or tobacco dependent receive more funding for scholarships than other colleges. At least 25% of Program funds must be awarded to eligible continuing education students. Continuing education students must be enrolled in a career pathway program or a course that is scheduled for at least 96 contact hours and leads to state and/or national credential. Up to $500,000 of the funding is immediately available to help eligible students who are experiencing additional costs of attendance due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Ms. Brenda Burgess5016 Mail Service CenterRaleigh, North Carolina 27699-5016(919) 807-7104
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