GEER Scholarship Program

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship Program 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship awards are determined locally based on student need, local industry needs, number of eligible students, and cost of course. The $500.00  ($800 to cover CDL only) scholarship help 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 Coastal Carolina Community College workforce Continuing Education programs of study:

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Nurse Aid I
  • Nurse Aid II
  • Phlebotomy Training
  • Central Sterile Processing
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • Medical Coder Apprentice
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
  • Pipe Fitting/ Welding
  • COMP TIA A+1&2
  • Commercial Driver’s License Training (CDL)
  • Fire Academy

Other programs (96 hours or more) may be considered if they meet local workforce needs.  

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 questions about the application, and submission information, please contact:

Human Services Department- 910.938.6309

Nicole Hall halln@coastalcarolina.edu  Human Services Coordinator

Golden LEAF Scholars Program

The Golden LEAF Scholars Program – Two-Year Colleges will provide grants of up to $2,250 annually for curriculum students and up to $1000 annually for workforce continuing education students. The scholarships help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other components of the total cost of attendance for 2020-2021 fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Download the Golden LEAF Application

Human Resource Development Scholarship

By completing 80 hours of Human Resource Development (HRD) classes, students can earn a scholarship for up to $180 to cover registration fees for an occupational extension class at Coastal Carolina Community College.

Apply through Human Services Department Office in the Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing Education Building, room 109.  For more information, call 910.938.6309.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA is a federally-funded program for low income adults and dislocated workers enrolled or wishing to enroll in occupational training through Curriculum or Continuing Education.  These funds may assist with registration fees, textbooks, tools, required supplies, and childcare.

Applicant must be 18 years or older and a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.  To apply, students must complete a WIOA application, assessment tests, and provide eligibility verification.  Apply through the Human Services Department Office in the Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing Education Building, room 109.  For more information, call 910.938.6309.

Military Employment Enhancement Initiative (MEEI)

The Military Employment Enhancement Initiative (MEEI) may provide employment assistance to eligible veterans, transitioning service members, and spouses interested in occupational training through Curriculum or Continuing Education.  Funds can assist with training related expenses including On-the-Job Training.  To apply, students must complete an application, assessment tests, and provide eligibility verification.

Apply through the Human Services Department Office in the Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing Education Building, room 109.  For more information, call 910.938.6309.

Lend Lease Atlantic Marine Corps Communities Scholarship

A $150 scholarship is available to veterans, active duty military, military spouses, military dependents, or Atlantic Marine Corps Communities Residents interested in Facilities Maintenance Training such as Plumbing, Welding, and Wiring.  Students must complete an application and can receive either a voucher for training or reimbursement.  Eligibility verification will be required.

Apply through Human Services Department Office in the Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing Education Building, room 109.  For more information, call 910.938.6309.

SECU Foundation

A $500 scholarship is available to current Continuing Education students in need of assistance with educational expenditures.  Eligible students must be an unemployed or underemployed North Carolina resident, enrolled in short-term occupational training that leads to a certificate and is at least 96 hours long. Eligibility verification will be required.

Apply through Human Services Department Office in the Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing Education Building, room 109.  For more information, call 910.938.6309.

Finish Line Grant

Current Curriculum and Continuing Education students who experience an emergency which is affecting their ability to continue and complete their course of study may apply.  To be eligible, students must have completed at least 75% of their course of study in an occupational-based training and have passing grades in their course of study.  Eligibility verification will be required.

Apply through Human Services Department Office in the Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing Education Building, room 109.  For more information, call 910.938.6309.

Other Possible Sources of Assistance

  • Childcare Assistance
  • Referral for Onslow County Partnership for Children (OCPC) resources

Contact Information

For an application and more information on any of the above services, please call the Human Services Department at 910.938.6309.  An application must be completed in person.  Please visit the Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing Education Building, room 109 to apply.