Continuing Education Scholarships


Stanly Community College is pleased to offer scholarships to our Continuing Education students to assist in covering educational costs.  Scholarships are limited to one eligible continuing education course.


  • Applicant must be unemployed.

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an approved 96 hour course, at the minimum.

Award Amount:    $150.00

To Apply:  SCC Continuing Education Application

Return the completed application to the SCC Financial Aid office.  Contact Melissa Preslar at with any questions.

The Golden LEAF Foundation provides scholarships of up to $500 during one term for occupational continuing education students enrolled in a credentialing program of at least 96 hours. The scholarship funds are limited to tuition, books, fees, supplies, credential testing fees for mid-skills training courses, and childcare services and transportation necessary to fulfill student educational requirements. You must be a resident of one of the qualifying eligible counties and be enrolled in or plan to enroll in one of the participating community colleges in North Carolina.


  • Must reside in eligible county

  • Provide 2022 adjusted gross income

  • Be enrolled in credentialing program of at least 96 hours.

To Apply:

OE Golden LEAF Scholarship Application

Contact Jada Smith at in the Financial Aid Office for more information.

The Short-Term Workforce Development (STWD) Grant Program is a state-funded financial aid program for eligible Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) students pursuing high-demand, family-sustaining wage credentials identified as N.C. Workforce Credentials at either the Essential or Career level. These credential pathways may consist of a single WCE course or a series of courses. The list of eligible credentials is available at

Use of Scholarship Funds
Scholarship awards are determined based on student needs, local industry needs, number of eligible students, and cost of course, up to a maximum of either $750 per course. The scholarships help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare, and other components of the total cost of attendance.

Student Eligibility Requirements
At a minimum, eligible students applying for this scholarship must be:

  1. A resident of North Carolina
  2. Enrolling in Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) pathways/courses leading to an N.C. Workforce Credential identified as either Essential or Career level. The list of eligible credentials is available at

Application Process
Students will complete the STWD scholarship application.
Applications are submitted to the Financial Aid office.
Awards and notifications are issued by the Financial Aid office once the application has been approved.

The application is attached here