Workforce Development Training Scholarships

The Governor of N.C. established the GEER Scholarships for N.C. Community College Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) students. The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds Scholarship provides scholarships for eligible community college workforce continuing education students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs within ten workforce pathways leading to a state or industry-recognized credential. GEER Scholarship awards are determined locally based on student needs, local industry needs, number of eligible students, and cost of course, up to a maximum of either $750 per course or the cost of the course fee(s) if the fee(s) exceed $750. GEER helps cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare, and other components of the total cost of attendance for students enrolled in the following ten workforce continuing education programs of study (not all programs are offered at RCC):

  • Automotive
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Construction
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Transportation
  • Fire and Rescue Services

Eligible students applying for this scholarship must reside in North Carolina, be enrolling in Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) pathways/courses offered for 96 hours or more and leading to a state or industry-recognized credential. These pathways may consist of a single WCE course or a series of courses.

For more information please call 336-633-0268.