The deadline for submission of the 21-22 Golden LEAF scholarship is September 30, 2021.
Scholarships are available for both curriculum (up to $1000) and Con Ed programs (up to $2250).
- Curriculum students (Contact the Financial Aid Office @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
- Will be selected based on their financial need as reported in their Free Application for Student Assistance (FAFSA).
- Degree-seeking students must be enrolled as a full-time student in order to receive the maximum scholarship award.
- Occupational continuing education students (Contact Sherri Davis - (828) 398-7701 - Madison Campus for Con Ed application information)
- Must enroll in Nurse Aide I and II; Electronic Health Records; Ophthalmic Assisting; EMT-Intermediate; or Basic Firefighter Indoctrination Training (BFIT) programs.
- Must demonstrate a need under the federal TRIO formula and be enrolled in a career pathways program or a course that is scheduled for at least 96 hours and leads to a state and national credential.
- Must be:
- A resident of North Carolina
- Reside in a qualifying county designated by Golden LEAF (Madison, Yancey)
- At least one of the following:
- Underemployed (200% of Federal poverty levels),
- Military veteran or military spouse,
- Member of the NC National Guard, or
- Member of an underserved population in specific workforce sectors, as identified by the college in collaboration with sector employers.
- Working and earning wages at or below two hundred percent (200%) of the federal poverty guidelines.
Applicants will also be selected based on financial needs and county of residence. Other selection factors include:
- The effect of the declining economy on his or her family.
- Owned or employed in farming/agriculture business
- Owned or employed in traditional industries (such as textile or furniture manufacturing)
- Household member lost their job or gone from full-time to part-time employment
- Academic Performance
- Campus activities and community service
Golden LEAF's mission is to increase economic opportunity in North Carolina’s rural and tobacco-dependent communities through leadership in grants making, collaboration, innovation, and stewardship as an independent and perpetual foundation.