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The Blue and Gold Alumni Scholarship awarded its first scholarships in May 2021.  The mission of the scholarship is to empower financially-needy students to achieve a certification or associates degree in a vocational-technical field that is needed in the Elkin Community.  To receive the scholarship, the applicant must first qualify for a Pell Grant from the Federal government.  If the student qualifies and is awarded a scholarship,  we will assist with the balance of the tuition, fees, books, equipment and associated costs.


Research has indicated that the Elkin Community mirrors the nations as a whole in experiencing a severe shortage of skilled workers, and the scholarship is awarded to students who seek training in those areas of need.

If the recipients’ chosen vocations involve continuing their education for a 4-year degree, the scholarship aims to assist students to attain that degree also. 

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