Continuing Education Scholarships

The Wilson Community College Division of Continuing Education has several scholarship opportunities available to students. The scholarships listed below are dependent on the type and length of the class, and the award criteria established by the funding agency. Eligible courses are listed under each scholarship. Funding is limited and is not guaranteed.

All scholarships require the submission of an application. Applications are available online and in the Continuing Education Office, Room B105. Incomplete and/or applications received after published due dates will not be considered for award.

Project Skill-Up

Project Skill-Up is a North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) initiative with the goal of helping individuals in North Carolina adversely impacted by changes in the tobacco-related sector of the economy. Scholarship assistance is available for individuals to “update” their current skills, and provide them with additional marketable skills reflective of fast-growing occupations and/or new industries within their local communities.

Courses eligible for funding:

  • Biowork Process Technician
  • Cosmetology I
  • Nurse Aide I

Project Skill-Up Scholarship Application

The Golden LEAF Scholars Program – Two-Year Colleges

Students enrolling in Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) pathways/courses offered for 96 hours or more, and leading to a State or industry-recognized credential may be eligible to receive grants of up to $1000 annually. 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 the 2020-2021 fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Eligible students must (1) be a North Carolina resident, (2) demonstrate financial need and (3) reside in a rural county that is tobacco dependent, or economically destressed, as determined by the Golden LEAF Foundation.

Courses eligible for funding:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI)
  • Biowork Process Technician
  • Cosmetology I
  • EMT (Initial and Paramedic)
  • Detention Officer
  • Dialysis
  • Fire Academy
  • Nurse Aide I and II
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy

Golden Leaf Scholarship Application

State Employee’s Credit Union (SECU) Bridge to Career

The SECU Foundation has established the SECU Bridge to Career Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to obtain state-regulated or industry-recognized credentials through the Workforce Continuing Education Division of their local Community College that lead to sustainable wage careers within their local communities.

$500.00 scholarships are available to students during the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Funds may be used to cover the cost of registration, books, fees, and other supplies, with any balance reimbursed to the student.

Courses eligible for funding:

  • Biowork Process Technician
  • Nurse Aide I

SECU Bridge to Career Scholarship Application

Blue Cross Blue Shield NC Firefighter Stipend and Scholarship

Funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, these funds provide stipends of $500 for individuals seeking fire certifications. The BCBS Foundation Firefighter Stipends are intended to offset out-of-pocket expenses a student incurs to participate in training.

Courses eligible for funding:

  • WCC Fire Academy
  • Firefighter I & II
  • NC Driver/Operator Pumps
  • Emergency Vehicle Driver Certifications

BCBS NC Firefighter Stipend and Scholarship Application

Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship

Funds are for eligible community college students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs within ten workforce pathways leading to a State or industry-recognized credential. The scholarship awards will be determined by each college based on student need, local industry needs, number of eligible students, and cost of course, up to a maximum award of either $750 per course or the cost of the course fee(s) if the fee(s) exceed $750. The scholarships help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other components of the total cost of attendance.

Courses eligible for funding:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI)
  • Biowork Process Technician
  • Cosmetology I
  • EMT (Initial and Paramedic)
  • Detention Officer
  • Dialysis, Fire Academy
  • Nurse Aide I and II
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy

GEER Scholarship Application

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