Golden LEAF Community College Scholarship
Curriculum Students: up to $2,250 per school year, including summer term
Workforce Continuing Education Students: up to $1,850 per year
The Golden LEAF Community College Scholarship is funded through a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to help grow North Carolina's economy. The program provides funds up to $2,250 per school year for curriculum students and up to $1,850 for workforce continuing education students. Participating colleges may vary; therefore, students are encouraged to check with the financial aid office at their college to see if the college is taking part in the program.
Curriculum: (1) Be a resident of North Carolina (2) Reside in a qualifying Golden LEAF county (3) Be enrolled full time (4) Demonstrate financial need as determined by completion of the FAFSA.
Workforce Continuing Education: (1) Be a resident of North Carolina (2) Reside in a qualifying Golden LEAF county, (3) Be enrolled in Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) pathway/course offering at least 96 contact hours and leading to a state or industry-recognized credential (4) Demonstrate financial need as determined by the college.
- Complete a Golden LEAF Community College Scholarship Application
- File the completed application with the college financial aid office (Applications should NOT be sent to the North Carolina Community College System Office or to the Golden LEAF Foundation)
Student applicants bear the responsibility for completing the Golden LEAF Scholars application prior to each deadline as designated by the college financial aid office. Deadlines are determined by each participating community college. Please contact the financial aid office for details.
Additional information about the Golden LEAF Foundation and the Golden LEA Scholarship Program can be found by visiting our website at www.goldenleaf.org.