ANNOUNCING THE GOLDEN LEAF SCHOLARSHIP FOR NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC UNIVERSITY STUDENTS FOR THE 2005-06 ACADEMIC YEAR
The Golden LEAF Scholarship, funded by a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation is available to students residing in one of 76 North Carolina counties who will enroll at one of the state's sixteen public universities - the University of North Carolina (UNC) system campuses - in the fall of 2005. Three categories of students will receive funding: high school students who will be first-time freshmen at UNC system campuses in fall 2005, transfer students from North Carolina community colleges who will enroll for the first time at UNC system campuses in fall 2005 and continuing students who received Golden LEAF Scholarships at UNC system campuses during the 2004-05 academic year. The Golden LEAF Scholarship is valued at $3,000 for the 2005-06 academic year ($1,500 for the Fall 2005 semester and $1,500 for the Spring 2006 semester). A total of 275 scholarships will be available in 2005-06: 100 scholarships will be awarded to current high school seniors who will enroll at public universities in Fall 2005, 50 will be awarded to current community college students who will transfer to public universities in Fall 2005 and 125 scholarships will be awarded to previous recipients of the Golden LEAF Scholarship at public universities.
To be considered for this scholarship, a student must:
Application, Deadlines and Program Information
1. Complete and submit the appropriate Golden LEAF Scholars Program application before the deadline. Click here for a Golden LEAF Scholarship application and additional program information.
** Note to potential applicants: Current versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required to complete the Golden LEAF scholarship application.
Students who will enroll for the first time at a public four-year campus in the fall of 2005:
Applications and transcripts must be mailed by the appropriate deadline to:
NC State Education Assistance Authority
P. O. Box 13663
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3663
2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list the colleges and universities you may attend. It is suggested that students complete the FAFSA prior to April 1 in order for the results to be available to support this application. The FAFSA can be completed on the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov or a paper application can be obtained from the high school counseling office or the college financial aid office. There is no fee to complete the FAFSA.
If you need help completing the FAFSA, sign up for one of the FAFSA Day programs. This is a free service that will be offered at 30 locations across the state on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 (early enough to meet the deadlines set by most colleges, but if the campus you are considering has an earlier deadline do not wait for FAFSA Day to complete your application). To register for FAFSA Day or to see a list of locations, visit www.CFNC.org and click the "CFNC Events" button, or call the toll-free phone number for College Foundation of North Carolina, 866-866-CFNC.
The scholarship is valued at $3,000 for the academic year. Funds will be offered for the 2005-06 academic year only and should not be considered renewable.
For additional information, contact Robbie Schultz 800-700-1775 at ext. 313 or (919) 248-4686, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax at (919) 248-4687, or visit the Golden LEAF Scholarship Web site at www.ncseaa.edu/gl.htm.
Other Information To Assist College-Bound Students
College Foundation of North Carolina offers information to help students plan, apply and pay for college. Visit the Web site, www.CFNC.org or call the toll-free number, 866-866-CFNC to speak with a college planning specialist. This is a free service provided by the State of North Carolina.
Constituent Institutions of the University of North Carolina:
Only residents of the following counties are eligible for the Golden LEAF Scholars Program (this requirement does not apply to renewal students):
This project received support from the Golden LEAF Foundation