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Short-term training scholarships available

Jun 29, 2021

Students in many short-term programs at Rockingham Community College have access to scholarships this fall. Students in these 96+ hour workforce training programs are not eligible for federal assistance such as Pell grants.

“Our community colleges are strengthening North Carolina’s position in the global marketplace, and we will lead the state’s economic recovery,” said Thomas A. Stith III, president the N.C. Community College System. “Our community colleges provide affordable and accessible education opportunities and produce graduates who are highly competitive candidates for hire.”

RCC’s Eagle Train and Gain Scholarship is in its second year, and this fall is offered to students in three programs: Cosmetology, Income Maintenance Worker (to train to work for social services), and Auctioneering. All of these programs lead to industry-recognized credentials.

During the 2020-2021 academic year, the RCC Foundation awarded 187 Train and Gain scholarships.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund supports students pursuing education in high-demand fields that will lead to a state- or industry-recognized credential.

Programs include:




  • Construction Trades
  • Welding

For more information on these scholarships, contact RCC’s Financial Aid Office at 336-342-4261 ext. 2000 or finaid@rockinghamcc.edu,


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Wentworth, NC 27375


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