Golden LEAF Scholars Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

March 01

Awarded By

Golden LEAF Foundation

Award Amount

High school seniors are eligible for a four-year scholarship totaling $12,000 ($3,000 a year over four years). Community college transfer students are eligible for $3,000 a year for up to three years. Please note: Years of scholarship support are subject to the number of credits transferred and the degree sought, among other eligiblity factors.


Approximately 215 awards offered annually.

Additional Information

All applicants must demonstrate financial need. Recipients are selected based upon multiple factors including grade point average, financial need, length of residence in the county, and the ability to communicate a commitment to returning to a rural county that is economically distressed. Students awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships are also eligible to participate in the Golden LEAF Scholars Leadership Program (subject to funding availability). Additional information on the leadership program is available on the Golden LEAF website.

Deadline Info

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please che ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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