Golden LEAF Scholarships available

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Golden LEAF Scholarship information and applications for 2011-12 are now available at
A total of 215 awards will be offered to first-time recipients for the 2011-12 academic year.
The awards are valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years) for students attending a qualifying North Carolina campus and are funded by a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. The Golden LEAF Scholarship Program is administered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA).
To be considered, an applicant must be enrolled during the 2010-11 academic year at a North Carolina public or private high school or a North Carolina community college, enroll for fall 2011 as a full-time, degree-seeking freshman or transfer from a North Carolina community college at one of the 53 qualifying public universities or private colleges and universities in North Carolina, be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes with a permanent residence in one of 78 qualifying rural counties and demonstrate financial need.
Candidates must submit a Golden LEAF Scholarship application, available at, a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), available at and a current high school or community college transcript no later than March 1.
A complete list of program requirements, participating campuses and qualifying counties can be viewed at
Golden LEAF Scholarship opportunities may also be available for community college students. Details will be posted under the community college link at
The application deadline is March 1.
For more information, contact College Foundation of North Carolina toll-free at 866-866-CFNC.