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Golden LEAF Scholars Program - Two Year Colleges

to attend N.C. Community Colleges

Since establishing the scholarship program, Golden LEAF has provided over 4,946 scholarships to help North Carolinians attend participating community colleges.

Participating community colleges

Click here for the list of the 2012-2013 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.

Award Amount

Up to $750 per semester, including summer term, is available for curriculum students and up to $250 per semester 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 mid-skills 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.


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.

For additional information about a Golden LEAF scholarship, you may also contact:

Golden LEAF Scholarship Program - Edna Williams at919-248-4632


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