Workforce Continuing Education


GEER Scholarship (Governor’s Emergency Education Relief)

The GEER Scholarship Program provides scholarships for eligible community college workforce continuing education students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs within ten workforce pathways leading to a State or industry-recognized credential.

The scholarship is based on student need, local industry needs, number of eligible students, and cost of course, up to a maximum award of either $750 per course or the cost of the course fee(s) if the fee(s) exceed $750. The scholarship helps cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other components of the total cost of attendance.

Recipients of this scholarship must be a resident of North Carolina and must be enrolled in a short-term training pathway or course that is 96 hours or more and leads to a state or industry-recognized credential.

The approved pathways:

Download the GEER Scholarship Application

Send GEER Scholarship applications to the WCC Financial Aid department at

Other Scholarships

Submit applications to

Other Financial Assistance


Wayne Community College wishes to aid students directly or indirectly impacted by the Coronavirus Outbreak. Please complete the application to request assistance. Eligible students must be currently enrolled or have completed an occupational extension course in Workforce Continuing Education in Fall 2021.

Instructions: Please complete and return the application to Ms. Maxine Cooper in Workforce Continuing Education (Walnut Building, East Entrance) by Friday, October 1, 2021.

Download the HEERF III Application