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The GEER Scholarship

Get training for high-demand jobs

Western Piedmont Community College is offering students in our Workforce Continuing Education programs scholarships through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship Program. These scholarships offer help with the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare, and other expenses of attending college for short-term training.

Scholarship Details

GEER Scholarships can provide up to a maximum of $750 per course or the cost of course fee(s) if the fees exceed $750.

You must reside in North Carolina and be enrolled in a qualifying WPCC Workforce Development/Continuing Education program for 96 hours or more that leads to a State or industry-recognized credential. This may be a single course or a series of courses, and can be applied toward tuition, books, fees, uniforms, testing and other costs associated in these programs of study.

The following continuing education programs of study are eligible for GEER awards:

  • Construction
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • Fire and Rescue Services
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How to Apply

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