Golden Leaf seeks scholars

By: Staff report

LAURINBURG — Golden LEAF Scholarship applications for 2018-19 are now available to students in southeastern North Carolina.

The Golden LEAF Foundation provides scholarships for 215 students in Scotland, Hoke, Richmond and Robeson counties.

The awards are valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years) for students attending a qualifying North Carolina campus. The Golden LEAF Scholarship application, the FAFSA and a current high school transcript are due March 1.

To be considered for this scholarship, a student must have a permanent residence in one of the qualifying rural counties, be enrolled for fall of 2018 in one of the qualifying colleges or universities in North Carolina and demonstrate financial need. A complete list of program requirements, participating campuses and qualifying counties is found at CFNC.org/goldenleaf.

Scholarship recipients also may apply for the Golden LEAF Scholars Leadership Program. This program, offered through the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro provides leadership-building seminars, a summer internship and a stipend. Students completing all four years of the leadership program can receive up to $8,830 in stipends.

Applications are available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf; a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), available at www.fafsa.gov.

Staff report