State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation, recently presented $10,000 four-year college scholarships to five local graduating high school seniors for study at one of the 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. The scholarships were presented by SECU Advisory Board members during school award ceremonies.
Receiving the scholarships were Sarah Ruth Haight of Midway High School, Victoria Wayde Johnson of Hobbton High School, Asia Shanell Henry of Union High School, Alecia Nicole Bennerman of Clinton High School and Anna Kathleen Heinz of Lakewood High School
Funded solely by Credit Union members and given based on SECU’s philosophy of “People Helping People,” the scholarship recognizes the recipient’s community involvement, leadership skills, character and integrity, as well as scholastic achievement. The scholarship is provided for tuition and university approved educational expenses over eight consecutive semesters.
Since its inception in 2005, the SECU Foundation “People Helping People” High School Scholarship program has nearly provided over $44 million in scholarships for North Carolina high school seniors.
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 79 years. The Credit Union also offers a diversified line of financial advisory services including retirement and education planning, tax preparation, insurance, trusts, estate planning and investments through its partners and affiliated entities. SECU serves over 2 million members through 256 branch offices, over 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.