Golden LEAF Scholarship Program - Four Year Degree

  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes.
    • Applicants must complete residency determination at the North Carolina Residency Determination Service Website.
  • Be a graduating NC HS senior or current NC community college transfer student planning to enroll for the first time as a full-time degree seeking student at an eligible NC college or university.
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 3.0.
  • Be a resident of an eligible rural county as identified by the Golden LEAF Foundation.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the application process; have Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that does not exceed the maximum permitted by the Program.


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Maximum award amount of $3,000 per year

March 1