Aubrey Lee Brooks and Golden LEAF Scholarship Applications Now Open

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The College Foundation of North Carolina has announced that applications are now being accepted for two scholarships: The Aubrey Lee Brooks Foundation and Gold LEAF scholarships. 

The Aubrey Lee Brooks Foundation’s scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year is now open. Study opportunities provided by the Brooks Scholarship include a $12,000 award for the 2018-19 academic year (renewable for three years), funded study abroad, research projects and internships. This scholarship is available to graduating seniors residing in the following counties: Alamance, Bertie, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Swain or Warren. Seventeen Brooks Scholarships are awarded annually based on financial need, academic standing, character and leadership. This scholarship is applicable for students attending North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The application is available online at In order to determine the applicant’s financial need, completion the FAFSA is also required. Applications and supporting documents must be received by Jan, 31, 2018 to be considered. Scholarship eligibility is based on the following factors: 

  • Eligible North Carolina county residency
  • Financial need based on the FAFSA
  • Academic qualifications including transcripts and SAT/ACT scores
  • References
  • Admission to North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Golden LEAF Scholarship applications for 2018-19 are now available at The Golden LEAF Foundation provides scholarships for 215 students from select counties. The awards are valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years) for students attending a qualifying North Carolina campus. The Golden LEAF Scholarship application, the FAFSA and a current high school transcript are due March 1.

To be considered for this scholarship, a student must have a permanent residence in one of the qualifying rural counties, be enrolled for fall of 2018 in one of the qualifying colleges or universities in North Carolina and demonstrate financial need. A complete list of program requirements, participating campuses and qualifying counties is found at

Scholarship recipients also may apply for the Golden LEAF Scholars Leadership Program. This program, offered through the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, provides leadership-building seminars, a summer internship and a stipend. Students completing all four years of the leadership program can receive up to $8,830 in stipends.


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