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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.”

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.

Applications:

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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