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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”). It is expected that at least 1,500 students will receive scholarship awards through this project. 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 $750 for curriculum students and up to $250 for occupational/continuing education students. The scholarships help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation and childcare for 2019-2020 fall, spring, and summer semesters. Participating community colleges opt in to 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.