DCCC Students Awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships

May 21, 2015 – Six students from Davidson County Community College are recipients of scholarships provided through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System. 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 current 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, such as Davie, that are tobacco-dependent and/or economically distressed. Scholarships for both occupational and curriculum students are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Students awarded scholarships from DCCC and their programs of study are:

  • Larry Beam of Mocksville, Welding Technology
  • Christopher Brown of Mocksville, Industrial Technology
  • Christy Davis of Mocksville, Practical Nurse Education
  • Heidi Heller of Mocksville, Accounting
  • Devin Lambeth of Advance, Welding Technology
  • Christina Ogle of Mocksville, Practical Nurse Education 

“We’re grateful for the support the Golden LEAF scholarship program continues to provide for our students,” said Sandra Porter, Enrollment Services coordinator on the DCCC Davie Campus. “These scholarships often benefit students enrolled in programs not covered by federal financial aid.”

“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.”

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. The foundation has awarded 1,275 grants totaling more than $561 million since its inception. For more information, about the foundation, visit www.goldenleaf.org or call 888-684-8404.

To find a list of participating community colleges and eligible counties, visitwww.goldenleaf.org. Students interested in applying for a Golden LEAF Scholarship at DCCC should contact Sandra Porter, Enrollment Services coordinator, at 336-751-2885, ext. 4853 orslporter@davidsonccc.edu

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.

Golden LEAF Scholars Program – Two Year Colleges Participating Campuses:

Alamance CC

Asheville-Buncombe CC

Beaufort County CC

Bladen CC

Blue Ridge CC

Brunswick CC

Caldwell CC & Tech. Inst.

Cape Fear CC

Carteret CC

Catawba Valley CC

Central Carolina CC

Central Piedmont CC

Cleveland CC

Coastal Carolina CC

College of the Albemarle

Craven CC

Davidson County CC

Edgecombe CC

Fayetteville Tech. CC

Forsyth Tech. CC

Guilford Tech. CC

Halifax CC

Haywood CC

Isothermal CC

James Sprunt CC

Johnston CC

Lenoir CC

Martin CC

Mayland CC

McDowell Tech. CC

Montgomery CC

Nash CC

Pamlico CC

Piedmont CC

Pitt CC

Randolph CC

Richmond CC

Roanoke-Chowan CC

Robeson CC

Rockingham CC

Sampson CC

Sandhills CC

South Piedmont CC

Southeastern CC

Southwestern CC

Stanly CC

Surry CC

Tri-County CC

Vance-Granville CC

Wake Tech. CC

Wayne CC

Western Piedmont CC

Wilkes CC

Wilson CC

Applicants must reside in one of the following counties to be eligible:

Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Burke, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Cherokee, Chowan, Clay, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Davie, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Graham, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Haywood, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, Martin, McDowell, Mitchell, Montgomery, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Tyrrell, Vance, Warren, Washington, Watauga, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, Yadkin or Yancey

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