Community Scholarships

Community Scholarships

The Doc and Ceci Ransom Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by Doc and Ceci Ransom for the purpose of providing financial assistance to students who are active in their communities and have a desire to continue serving the communities they live in.  Student must be a resident of Yancey County and be involved in their community.  Please read all instructions and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible.  The scholarship applicant should turn in the completed application, personal essay, two letters of reference, and transcript to the First Baptist Church in Burnsville by 3:00 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017.  Students can hand deliver the scholarship application or send by mail (address is listed on the application).       

Deadline: March 30, 2017 by 3:00 pm to the First Baptist Church in Burnsville

Golden Leaf Scholarship

The Golden LEAF Foundation has provided 7,859 scholarships totaling more than $24 million since 2001 when the Golden LEAF Scholarship Program was created to benefit students from rural North Carolina and their families.  The Golden Leaf scholarship assists the citizens of North Carolina who reside in rural counties designated as tobacco dependent and/or economically distressed communities by providing financial assistance to aide their educational and training endeavors.  This scholarship will assist selected students cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, and childcare.  Applications can be obtained in the Financial Aid hallway or at the above link.  Please turn in completed application and a LEO transcript to Jessica Forbes by Friday, March 31, 2017 in room 124 by 4:00 pm.     

Deadline: March 31, 2017 by 4:00 pm to Jessica Forbes in Room 124

The State Employee Association of North Carolina Scholarship

Each year the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarship Foundation, Inc. offers academic scholarships to the dependents of SEANC members.  Eight awards are annual scholarships (four merit based, four financial need) for those students enrolled in a 2-year junior college, community college or technical school.  The scholarship application is available online at and must be returned completed to the Scholarship Chairperson of the SEANC district of which the parent is a member.  All applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2017.  Judging will be conducted at the SEANC district level and the district winner in each category may be forwarded to the SEANC central office in Raleigh for the statewide competition.  All winners will be notified by July 1, 2017.  The following items are called to your attention: Only SEANC members of their dependents are eligible to receive scholarships.  Membership in teachers' organizations or the State Employees' Credit Union does not constitute eligibility for a SEANC Foundation Scholarship.  However, state and local government employees and retirees and state university scholarship athletes are eligible to join SEANC if they so desire.  If a student is interested in applying for a scholarship, but whose parent is not a member of SEANC, go to to join.  Applicants must apply through a local SEANC district.  The SEANC district number is located on the SEANC membership card.  The District Scholarship Chairperson's contact information can be found at  However, if the student requires this information, please contact Celia Marie Wilson with the parent's social security number.  Financial need applicants must include a copy of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR) Summary without an asterisk.  The student must be enrolled as a full-time student for the 2017-18 school year.     

Deadline: Post marked by April 15, 2017