Golden Leaf Scholars Program – Two Year Colleges

  • Must be a permanent resident of one of the 78 eligible counties as designated by the Golden Leaf Foundation.
  • Demonstrate a financial need under federal TRIO formula.
  • Will be required to disclose all other financial assistance. 
  • Requires at least half-time enrollment for a full award.

Finalists who meet all the above eligibility requirements will undergo a separate “merit” competition. The selection will be based on:

  • The effect of the decline in the tobacco industry on his/her family 
  • The effect of the declining economy on his/her family 
  • Academic record 
  • Overall evaluation of the application 
  • Leadership and community service 
For additional information and application, please contact the Financial Aid Office.