Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship Program

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship Program provides scholarships for eligible community college workforce continuing education students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs within ten workforce pathways leading to a State or industry-recognized credential.  

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship awards are determined locally based on student need, local industry needs, number of eligible students, and cost of course, up to a maximum of either $750 per course or the cost of the course fee(s) if the fee(s) exceed $750. 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 students enrolled in the following A-B Tech workforce continuing education programs of study:

  • Barber Academy
  • Certified Production Technician
  • Clinical Massage
  • CNC Machining 101
  • Composite Technology
  • Electronic Health Records
  • EMT, Basic
  • EMT, Advanced
  • Fire Academy
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Machining Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Office Professional: Associate Level (with optional certification)
  • Nurse Aide I
  • Nurse Aide II
  • Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Other programs (96 hours or more) may be considered if they meet local workforce needs.

Eligible students applying for this Scholarship must reside in North Carolina, be enrolling in Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) pathways/courses offered for 96 hours or more, and leading to a State or industry-recognized credential. These pathways may consist of a single WCE course or a series of courses.

Continuing Education Students Apply Now

For questions about the application and submission information, please contact:

Sherri Davis Director Madison Campus

Sherry Lunsford Coordinator Records & Registration EWDCE