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Golden Leaf Foundation Scholarship

The Golden Leaf Foundation Community College Scholarship is available to students in qualifying counties, who demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must me enrolled in a Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) pathway/course offering with at least 96 contact hours and leading to a state or industry-recognized credential
  • Reside in one of the qualifying counties
  • Be a resident of North Carolina

Programs that will qualify are: Nurse Aide Level I, Nurse Aide Level 2, Phlebotomy, CDL program, Biowork program, Pharmacy Tech.

Complete application and submit to Thomas Grissom grissomt@vgcc.edu
Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarship 2022-2023 Application (Printable PDF)

SECU Foundation Scholarship

The SECU Foundation Scholarship has established the SECU Bridge to Career Program to remove financial barriers for students seeking to obtain state-regulated or industry-recognized credentials.
Eligibility for SECU Bridge to Career Program:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a NC resident.
  • Be part of one the following target groups: unemployed or underemployed, members of the NC National Guard, military veterans and spouses, or underserved populations in a specific workforce sector or area.
  • Be enrolled in short-term training program that leads to an NC Workforce Credential at the Essential or Career level offered through the College’s Workforce Continuing Education Department.
  • Not be a Director, employee, or family member of an employee of the State Employee’s Credit Union or SECU Foundation

Complete application and photo release and submit to Thomas Grissom grissomt@vgcc.edu
SECU Bridge to Career Application (Printable PDF)
SECU Photo Release Form (Printable PDF)

Short-Term Workforce Development (STWD) Grant program

The short-Term Workforce Development Grant Program, established by Session Law 2021-180 is a state funded financial aid program for eligible Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) students pursing high-demand, family-sustaining wage credentials identified as NC Workforce Credentials at either the Essential or Career level.
Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a resident of North Carolina
  • Be a student enrolling in Workforce Continuing Education pathways/courses leading to a N.C. Workforce Credential identified as either Essential or Career level.

Complete application and submit to Thomas Grissom grissomt@vgcc.edu

STWD Grant Application (Printable PDF)