Since establishing the scholarship program, Golden LEAF has provided over 17,000 scholarships to help North Carolinians attend participating NC community colleges.
Participating community colleges
Click here for the list of the 2020-21 North Carolina community colleges participating in the Golden LEAF Scholarship program. You can only apply for the scholarship if your community college is participating in the program.
Up to $2,250 per school year, including summer term, is available for curriculum students and up to $1,850 per year for students enrolling in occupational programs. Awards can be applied toward tuition, fees, books, supplies at the community college where enrolled, transportation, childcare expenses related to attending classes, and credential testing upon course completion.
Students attending or planning to attend any of North Carolina’s participating community colleges who reside in a qualifying county and demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply.
How to apply
Contact your college’s financial aid office (link to NCCCS’s websites) for more information on how to apply and deadlines for your application. Information is available at your financial aid office and must be returned to the financial office. Please do not send your information to the Golden LEAF Foundation.
Each participating college will set the deadline for the scholarship application. Contact your college’s financial aid office (link to NCCCS’s websites) as soon as you plan to enroll to determine application deadlines.
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