Eleven students from Cleveland Community College received scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program. The Golden LEAF Scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.
The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, fees, supplies, transportation and childcare related to attending classes during the 2014-15 academic year, and industry-recognized credential testing expenses that address skill gaps upon course completion. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need and reside in rural counties that are tobacco-dependent and/or economically distressed. Scholarships for both continuing education and college-credit students are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters. College-credit students may apply for up to $750 per semester and continuing education students are eligible for up to $250 per term.
The following students were awarded scholarships for the fall semester:
James Alexander, EMT – Basic
Ryan Carpenter, EMT – Basic
Nickolas Fulbright, EMT – Basic
Alexis Guerrero, Associate in Arts
Ciara Haynes, Associate in General Education
Andrew Jackson, Early Childhood
Telena Jones, Early Childhood
Dwight McGuire, Electronics Engineering Technology
Joshua McMillian, Associate in Arts
Margie Petty, Associate in General Education
Ethan Ramsey, EMT – Paramedic
“The Golden LEAF Foundation is proud to have awarded over 8,000 Golden LEAF Scholarships to help North Carolinians attend our state’s community colleges,” said Dan Gerlach, Golden LEAF President. “Our hope is that these scholarships will help build the talent, knowledge and skills of our current and future workforce, especially in the rural areas of our state.”