Please scroll down to review each of our scholarship opportunities and see if you qualify! Applications or links to applications for each scholarship can be found in the scholarship title.


Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship

2021-2022 Academic Year

Curriculum

Due Date: Friday, August 27, 2021

The Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship was established to honor the life and enthusiasm for learning of Allen Ryan Todd. The scholarship symbolizes his family’s belief that we are here not just to further our own ends, but also to contribute to a larger purpose. In that spirit, scholarship, service, and a desire to help other committed individuals are crucial elements.

The scholarship is valued at $1,660.00. The funds will be distributed in two payments per recipient: fall semester 2020 $415, and spring 2021 semester $415. Scholarship checks will be issued to the college in the name of the recipient. To qualify as a recipient for the Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a resident of a North Carolina.
  2. Be enrolled (or must intend to enroll) in an Associate Degree program in education, health or environmental science at a North Carolina Community College.
  3. Be a motivated, capable learner who has a demonstrated economic need.
  4. Submit an essay specifying a chosen field of study and explain how the scholarship will help the applicant achieve his/her goal. A statement of how his/her goals honor the values modeled in the life of Allen Ryan Todd.
  5. Maintain a grade point average at or above the level required for graduation. (2.0)
  6. Continue enrollment for the duration of the scholarship at the college where he/she was enrolled at the time of the scholarship award.
  7. The recipient(s) must show documentation that they have volunteered in the intended field of study to be considered for this scholarship. Documentation must be within the past year.

The Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship application is due to Jessica Forbes on August 27, 2021 by 4:00 pm.  Please submit this application via email at jforbes@mayland.edu.

Application Process

  1. Please complete the general scholarship application and submit to the Financial Aid Office by August 27, 2021.
  2. Provide an essay including the following:

o Educational Accomplishments Please briefly describe any activities in your community in which you have been involved beyond your academic studies; i.e., awards, special programs or any other educational accomplishments:

o Educational Goals (Use a separate sheet and attach to application) Please write no more than a one-page essay stating why you have chosen this field of study and how this scholarship will help you achieve your educational goal

o Life purpose: Allen Ryan Todd was a searcher, one who truly cared about learning. He also cared about people, especially those who needed help and hope. In that spirit, tell the committee why you feel that you qualify for the memorial scholarship bearing his name.

Please email finaid@mayland.edu for an application.

The Allen Ryan Todd Scholarship application is due to Jessica Forbes on August 27, 2021.  Please submit this application via email at jforbes@mayland.edu.


Wells Fargo Technical Scholarship

2021-2022 Academic Year

Curriculum

Due Date: Friday, August 27, 2021

This is a scholarship valued at $500, split Fall 2020 $250 and Spring 2021 $250.  To qualify for this scholarship a student must:

  • Be a full time student (12 credit hours)
  • Be in the second year of a two-year educational/technical program
  • Demonstrate financial need or have a 2020-21 FAFSA on file at Mayland
  • Use the scholarship to pay for tuition, books, and/or transportation.

Educational Accomplishments: (Use a separate sheet and attach to application.)

Please write no more than one-page, typed essay (12-point font) stating why you have a chosen this field of study, how this scholarship will help you achieve your educational goals and why you should be considered for this scholarship.

Please email finaid@mayland.edu for an application.

The Wells Fargo Scholarship application is due to Jessica Forbes on August 27, 2021.  Please submit this application via email at jforbes@mayland.edu.


Golden Leaf Two-Year Scholars Program

2021-2022 Academic Year

Curriculum

Due Date: Noon, Monday, September 13, 2021

The Golden LEAF Scholars Program – Two-Year Colleges will provide grants of up to $2,250 annually for curriculum 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 2021-2022 fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Student Eligibility Requirements

  • 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 (please see Qualifying Counties 2021-2022 list below). A scholarship recipient who resides in an eligible county upon initial award will retain eligibility and will be eligible for renewal awards as long as the student’s place of residence is within the state of North Carolina.
  • Eligible students may receive an award each year. Financial aid offices will determine their application procedures for receiving awards for subsequent terms. Selected students will be required to disclose all financial aid awards as dictated by college financial aid offices for award packaging.  Golden LEAF Scholarships will not displace federal grants, e.g. Pell grants, for which the student may be eligible (may displace loan funds).

Curriculum Student Selection Criteria

Eligible students must:

(1) Be enrolled at least full-time for fall and spring; Summer school students must be enrolled at least 6 credit hours. Grants for less-than-full-time students will be prorated based on hours of enrollment and pending availability of funds

(2) Demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

(3) Be a resident of North Carolina

(4) Reside in a rural county that is tobacco dependent, or economically destressed, as determined by the Golden LEAF Foundation (Please check with your financial aid office for Qualifying Counties 2021-2022).

Scholarship Awarding Format Sample:

Colleges may select students to receive up to $2,250 in awards annually. For example, if a student receives $2,250, funds will be awarded up to $1,000 for the fall, $1,000 for the spring and $250 in the summer. The scholarship may be renewed for one year, if the student meets eligibility criteria. If the student fails to enroll, those remaining funds may be awarded to another student. Grants for less-than-full-time students will be prorated based on hours of enrollment and pending availability of funds. For example, if a student is awarded $2,250 for the fall and spring, but enrolls for only halftime for the spring semester, the award will be prorated for the spring to $563. The remaining $562 may be awarded to another student.

Application Process

  • The System Office will promote and market the scholarship among the local community colleges to help the students understand and recognize the mission of Golden LEAF. A marketing and publicity plan approved by the Foundation will include the scholarship notification letter sent to each scholar.
  • Students will complete the Golden LEAF Scholars Program – Two-year Colleges application for the targeted academic year.  Applications will be filed with the college financial aid offices.
  • Timing for the selection process is determined by the award policies and procedures of each college.
  • Applicants bear full responsibility for completing the Golden LEAF application prior to each deadline.
  • Financial aid offices will disburse awards and collect media releases forms regarding the scholarship recipients.
  • Financial aid offices will provide a list of selected recipients including name, amount, address, counties, email, and use of funds to NCCCS.

This program is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation.

Please email all applications to Jessica Forbes at jforbes@mayland.edu by the above listed deadline.