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COVID-19 Response: Spring 2021 Semester Guidelines.

Helping Young Adults in Yadkin County Pursue Higher Education

The Yadkin County Commissioners have taken a proactive step in helping young adults pursue a college education and vocational training through a new scholarship program dubbed “Yadkin Guarantee.”

Apply for Yadkin Guarantee

The program covers all in-state tuition and fees not covered by financial aid or scholarships for Surry Community College Yadkin Center students along with paying up to $750 per semester for textbooks.

Students who take part in the program can pursue an associate in arts degree or several workforce related programs in areas such as welding, electrical systems or to become a nursing aid.

Eligibility Requirements

The Yadkin Guarantee applies towards earning your first degree. Students can start at the beginning of any semester, and must meet the following requirements each semesters.

  • U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident, residing in Yadkin County.
  • Graduated from/enrolled in Yadkin County Public Schools or a LEA (Local Education Agency) contiguous to Yadkin County. Graduation/enrollment may also be from a private school or home school.
  • Earned at least a 2.3 unweighted GPA in high school or GED program.
  • Complete the FAFSA and scholarship application processes annually.
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time in a curriculum program at SCC-Yadkin Center within four semesters after graduating from high school or obtaining a GED.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Complete at least 67% of credit hours attempted each semester.
  • Complete program of study in 150% of program time (i.e., a 60-hour program must be completed in 90 hours).
  • Not change program of study more than twice.
Applies to hybrid on-line classes that count towards the FTEs at Yadkin Center. If a required class is not offered at the Yadkin Center, the first two classes will be covered 100% and any additional will be covered at 50% .

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