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Golden LEAF Scholarship deadline upcoming

The deadline for Golden LEAF Scholarship applications to attend four-year colleges and universities in North Carolina is Thursday, March 1.

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 (of which Tyrrell County is one), 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.