SANFORD - Six students from Central Carolina Community College will receive scholarships 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 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 2015-16 academic year.
The CCCC Golden LEAF Scholarship recipients are Sergio Avila-Rodriquez, Valerie Ballreich, Karrie Holderness, Carla Hooker, Mary Rexroad, and Jermaine Walker.
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. For more information about the foundation, visit www.goldenleaf.org or call 888-684-8404.
Students interested in applying for a Golden LEAF Scholarship should contact the CCCC Student Support Center at 919-718-7500 or call the CCCC Chatham Continuing Education office at 919-545-8044.
For more information about Central Carolina Community College and its programs, visit www.cccc.edu.