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Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarship 
Application Deadline: October 30

Applications for the Golden LEAF scholarship for 2018 - 2019 are now available for Madison County Residents!

Scholarships available for both curriculum (up to $750) and Con Ed programs (up to $250)!


  • Curriculum students
    • Will be selected based on their financial need as reported in their Free Application for Student Assistance (FAFSA).  
    • Degree seeking students must be enrolled as a full-time student in order to receive the maximum scholarship award. 
  • Occupational continuing education students
    • Must enroll in Nurse Aide I and II; Electronic Health Records; Opthalmic Assisting; EMT-Intermediate;  or Basic Firefighter Indoctrination Training (BFIT) programs.
    • Must demonstrate a need under the federal TRIO formula and be enrolled in a career pathways program or a course that is scheduled for at least 96 hours and leads to a state and national credential.

Applicants will also be selected based on financial need and county of residence.  Other selection factors include:

  • The effect of the declining economy on his or her family.
      • Owned or employed in farming/agriculture business
      • Owned or employed in traditional industries (such as textile or furniture manufacturing)
      • Household member lost their job or gone from full-time to part-time employment

Golden LEAF's mission is to increase economic opportunity in North Carolina’s rural and tobacco-dependent communities through leadership in grants making, collaboration, innovation, and stewardship as an independent and perpetual foundation.