two Psychiatric Tech students working on taking vital signs

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (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.  

To be eligible for the $750 scholarship, a student must be a NC resident and enrolling in a 96-hour or more continuing education course leading to industry credentials. This scholarship will pay up front for registration, fees and books/material.

Eligible courses at Blue Ridge include the following: 

  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
  • Basic Law Enforcement Training Plus
  • EKG Technician
  • Emergency Medical Responder Initial
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
  • Healthcare Billing and Coding
  • Industrial Maintenance I    
  • Masonry I
  • Medical Assistant Entry Level
  • Nurse Aide I
  • Nurse Aide II
  • Paramedic
  • Phlebotomy
  • Psychiatric Technician Level I
Apply Now for the GEER Scholarship