SECU Members Award Ten $750 SECU Continuing Education Scholarships to Local Community College Students
Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown – Through its member-funded SECU Foundation, State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members have awarded three local students an SECU Continuing Education Scholarship valued at $750 for study at Guilford Technical Community College. The scholarship recipients are: Aaliyah Hawkins; Befanii Weldon; and Cassidy Walker.
IN THE PHOTO – Aaliyah Hawkins (Left), Befanii Weldon (Right), & Cassidy Walker (Not Pictured)
Launched in 2013, the scholarship program focuses on assisting the needs of North Carolina’s unemployed and underemployed citizens, military veterans, and members of the North Carolina National Guard seeking short-term job training for new careers or retraining to advance current job skills. Scholarship funding will be applied to tuition and other expenses associated with their eligible program of study through the Community College System’s Back-to-Work Program and continuing education courses.
State Employees’ Credit Union’s local Advisory Board member Jeanie Schepisi comments, “The SECU Continuing Education Scholarship program provides an excellent opportunity to assist North Carolina’s unemployed and underemployed citizens with career training and marketable job skills needed for today’s workplace. We look forward to the long-term success of these scholarship recipients as they build a better economic future for themselves, their families, and our State.”
With this $435,000 commitment for Continuing Education Scholarships and SECU Foundation’s annual $580,000 “People Helping People” Community College Scholarships, funding for the NC Community College System now totals over $1 million.
About SECU and the SECU Foundation
A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the State of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for 80 years. The Credit Union also offers a diversified line of financial advisory services including retirement and education planning, tax preparation, insurance, trust and estate planning services, and investments through its partners and affiliated entities. SECU serves 2.2 million members through 257 branch offices, nearly 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Member Services via phone and a website, www.ncsecu.org. The SECU Foundation, a 501c (3) charitable organization funded solely by the contributions of SECU members, promotes local community development in North Carolina primarily through high impact projects in the areas of housing, education, healthcare and human services. Since 2005, SECU Foundation has made a collective financial commitment of more than $130 million for initiatives to benefit North Carolinians statewide.