Yadkin Guarantee

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

The Yadkin Guarantee will cover 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.

Eligibility and Benefits

Expenses Covered:

  • All In-state tuition and fees not covered by financial aid or scholarships
  • $750 per semester for textbooks

Eligibility for the initial student enrollment (first semester):

  • 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
  • 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
  • Applies only towards earning their first degree
  • Applies towards fall, spring or summer semesters
  • 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%

Qualifying continuing students (second semester and beyond) must:

  • U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident, residing in Yadkin County
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Complete at least 67% of credit hours attempted each semester
  • Complete the FAFSA and scholarship application processes annually
  • Enrolled in a curriculum program at SCC-Yadkin Center
  • Complete program in 150% of program time (i.e., a 60-hour program must be completed in 90 hours)
  • Not change programs more than twice
  • Applies only towards earning their first degree
  • Applies towards fall, spring or summer semesters
  • Classes that count towards the FTEs at Yadkin Center
  • 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%

Which programs are included?