GEER Scholarship

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship is available for students desiring to pursue in-demand workforce continuing education training programs. There are twenty-two (22) JCC Workforce Continuing Education courses eligible for GEER scholarship funds.

GEER scholarship eligible pathways of study at JCC include biotechnology, cosmetology, emergency medical services, healthcare, and fire and rescue services. Classes are offered in-person, hybrid, and online. Eligible classes lead to state or national credentials recognized by employers in hiring practices.

The GEER Scholarship Program will award $750 per student. The money can help cover the cost of tuition, fees, book, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare, and other components as necessary.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must be residents of North Carolina and enroll in a GEER-eligible pathway class.

Scholarships are limited, interested students should register early! The GEER scholarship application is available as well as a list of eligible classes

To register for a GEER scholarship eligible class, students can email a registration form to Maegan Williams (

For public safety classes, students will need to contact EMS, BLET or Fire faculty for registration information.

Mick Stewart: Director of EMS Programs; 919-464-2359 or

Joseph Behrend: Department Chair Fire Programs; 919-464-2360 or