Community Colleges Scholarship

Students attending or planning to attend any of North Carolina’s participating community colleges who reside in a qualifying county (see map below) and demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply.

Qualifying Counties

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Award Amount

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.

How to Apply

Contact your college’s financial aid office 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 as soon as you plan to enroll to determine application deadlines.

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