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Free tuition available now for select Career Academies


Nurse Aide students undergo training at SCCSouthwestern Community College has received a $51,069 grant from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief II (GEER II) Fund to help students cover the cost of attendance for eligible, credential-aligned programs in Workforce Continuing Education.

These funds are made available as part of an allocation from the Workforce Resilience Grant Program.

The scholarships can be used to cover tuition, fees, books, supplies, credential testing, transportation, childcare, and other components of the total cost of attendance.

The following career academies are among the approved workforce development pathways that may be eligible to receive the GEER II Scholarship:

  • Basic Law Enforcement Training
  • CNA I & CNA II (Nurse Aide)
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Basic & Intermediate
  • National Park Service - Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy
  • Phlebotomy

Students must reside in North Carolina and be enrolled in a pathway for 96 or more hours of training that leads to a state or industry-recognized credential.

Contact Latresa Shuler (828.339.4425 or for more information.

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