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Dare County Guarantee Scholarship ProgramCOA Foundation

Thanks to the Dare County Guarantee Scholarship Program, funded by Dare County, you may be able to attend College of The Albemarle (COA) with no out-of-pocket expenses for tuition and fees. Curriculum and Workforce Development and Career Readiness (WDCR) programs are included, with priority given to those attending COA’s Dare County Campus.

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The program provides $250,000 to pay any COA tuition and fees not covered by financial aid and scholarships. Awards are based on availability and additional funds may be given for books and computer needs.

Qualifications

To qualify, you must

  • Be a Dare County resident
  • Have graduated from a Dare County public high school, private school or home school
  • Be a U.S. citizen or documented lawful permanent resident
  • Begin classes at COA within 16 months of graduating from high school

How to Apply

Curriculum Students

  1. Apply to COA
  2. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Apply for COA Scholarships
  4. Complete the Dare Guarantee application, which will appear in applicant portal if you’re eligible
  5. Complete all steps for admission into your program and register for classes

Questions? Contact Katie Cross at 252-473-2264 ext. 7011 or katie_cross@albemarle.edu.

WDCR Students

  1. Download the Dare Guarantee WDCR application form
  2. Return the completed form to Sherri May (you’ll find instructions on the form)
  3. Complete all steps for admission to your program
  4. Register for the program by phone at 252-473-2264 ext. 7511 or in person:
    COA’s Roanoke Island Campus, room BSE 102A
    205 Highway 64 S.
    Manteo, NC 27954

Contact

  • Cross, Katie

  • Coordinator, International Student Services and Academic Advisor

  • Dare County Campus: 104

  • 252-473-2264 ext. 7011

  • May, Sherri

  • Coordinator, Workforce Development and Career Readiness

  • Roanoke Island Campus: BSE 102A

  • 252-473-2264 ext. 7511