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RALEIGH — The state’s financial vitality is tied to the abilities of its workforce. Traits present that by 2030, practically two-thirds of North Carolina’s jobs would require a post-secondary diploma or credential. With a Golden LEAF Scholarship, extra rural college students can have the monetary assets to attend group faculty and acquire data and abilities wanted to fulfill the wants of our state’s employers.

Since establishing the scholarship program in 2000, the Golden LEAF Basis has offered greater than 21,000 scholarships totaling $14.7 million for rural college students attending the state’s group faculties to earn levels and credentials that may result in employment. The Golden LEAF Scholarship Program is one element to help the mission of Golden LEAF to assist construct the agricultural workforce.

“Golden LEAF is proud to assist help the event of the expertise, data and abilities of our rural workforce,” stated Scott T. Hamilton, Golden LEAF president, chief govt officer. “We see this funding as essential to the success of our rural communities.”

College students attending or planning to attend any of North Carolina’s taking part group faculties who reside in a qualifying county and display monetary want are eligible to use.

The Golden LEAF Group Faculties Scholarships are valued at as much as $2,250 per college yr, together with summer time time period, for curriculum college students and as much as $1,850 per yr for college students enrolling in occupational applications. Awards may be utilized towards tuition, charges, books, provides on the group faculty the place enrolled, transportation, childcare bills associated to attending courses, and credential testing upon course completion.

Every taking part faculty will set the deadline for the scholarship utility. Contact your faculty’s monetary help workplace as quickly as you intend to enroll to find out utility deadlines. Info is obtainable at your monetary help workplace and have to be returned to the monetary workplace. Please don’t ship your info to the Golden LEAF Basis.

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