State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members, through the member-funded SECU Foundation, presented $5,000 scholarships to Daniel Jessup Smith and Amber Leigh Poole, for attendance to Sampson Community College.
Based on the Credit Union philosophy of “People Helping People,” these scholarships recognize the recipient’s leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement. Scholarship funds will be applied to tuition and other expenses associated with their community college education.
State Employees’ Credit Union’s local Advisory Board member Elizabeth Griffin comments, “My fellow SECU members and I are dedicated to helping North Carolina students succeed in their pursuit of higher education. The SECU Foundation ‘People Helping People’ Scholarship program allows us the opportunity to provide resources for many deserving individuals to attain their educational goals through our State’s excellent community college system. As a representative of SECU’s membership, I am very pleased to award these scholarships to Daniel Jessup Smith and Amber Leigh Poole.”
Annually, SECU members provide two “People Helping People” Scholarships to each of the 58 community colleges in North Carolina through the SECU Foundation scholarship program. To date, over $6 million has been awarded to help the State’s community college students further their education.