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Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Scholarship

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund provides scholarships for students pursuing high-demand workforce training within ten workforce pathways leading to a State or industry-recognized credential.

The GEER scholarship provides up to $750 or the cost of the course fee(s) if the fee(s) exceed $750 for students who reside in North Carolina and are pursuing training in a high-demand workforce program.

Eligible training courses:

  • CDL Truck Driver Training
  • EKG Technician
  • Emergency Dispatch Academy
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Initial and Advanced
  • Firefighter Academy
  • HVAC
  • Nurse Aide I & II
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Underground Electric Line Construction Academy

Students must complete the GEER application.

The scholarship will help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other components of the total cost of attendance.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Scholarship is awarded by the Governor under North Carolina’s federal award of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding.