SECU Foundation Awards SECU Bridge to Career Program: Scholarships to Local Community College Students
May 22, 2019 Jamestown – The member-funded SECU Foundation has awarded six local students an SECU Bridge to Career Workforce Development scholarship valued at $500 for study at Guilford Technical Community College. The scholarship recipients are: Sara Rmah, Sandra Williams, Anubut Khunsri, Camille Latosha Morehead, Ashley Victoria McLaren, and Amelia Agetha Hartwell.
Pictured Left to Right: Sandra Williams, Walter Batista, Camille Morehead, Sara Rmah, and Ashley McLaren
State Employees’ Credit Union’s local Advisory Board member Walter Batista comments, “SECU members share a deep commitment to education and the cooperative spirit of helping others. The SECU Bridge to Career Program is an opportunity to help these students succeed, opening doors that will challenge and prepare them for a new career and future in today’s workplace. On behalf of SECU Foundation, it gives me great pleasure to offer our congratulations to the scholarship recipients.”The SECU Bridge to Career Program strives to help remove financial barriers for unemployed and underemployed students seeking careers with sustainable wages in their local communities. Administered by each college, the initiative focuses on assisting individuals with finding vocational and job placement opportunities through eligible training programs that lead to state-regulated or industry-recognized credentials. Scholarship funding will be applied to educational expenses and other expenditures associated with their program of study through a North Carolina Community College workforce development program.
With the combined commitments for the SECU Bridge to Career and “People Helping People®” Community College Scholarship programs, SECU Foundation funding for the NC Community College System totals over $1 million annually.
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 nearly 82 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 over 2.4 million members through 266 branch offices, nearly 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Member Services via phone and a website, www.ncsecu.org. The SECU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded 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 $154 million for initiatives to benefit North Carolinians statewide.