WINSTON-SALEM — The Golden LEAF Foundation awarded scholarships to 20 Forsyth Technical Community College students over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year, including summer term. Curriculum students received up to $750 per semester and continuing education students received up to $250 per term.
Two students from Yadkin County received Golden LEAF scholarships this past year — Tiffany K. Allman, from East Bend, for work on an associate’s degree in medical sonography; and Logan T. Grace, from Jonesville, for training in the electrical lineman program.
Golden LEAF Scholarships can be used to assist with tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation and childcare expenses related to attending classes and obtaining industry-recognized credential testing expenses that address skills 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 occupational and curriculum students are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters.
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 Golden LEAF Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to help transform North Carolina’s economy. The foundation receives one-half of North Carolina’s funds from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with cigarette manufacturers and places special emphasis on assisting tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and/or rural communities across the state. The Golden LEAF Foundation works in partnership with governmental entities, educational institutions, economic development organizations and nonprofits to achieve its mission. Since establishing the scholarship program, Golden LEAF has provided more than 11,500 scholarships to help North Carolinians attend participating community colleges.
For more information about the scholarships available to community college students, visit http://www.goldenleaf.org/ scholarships or call 919-807-7195.