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SECU scholarships awarded

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First row, from left, are SECU Board Member Doris Joseph; SECU Scholarship Recipients Angelica Hinson, Chimere Young, Esther Jayroe and Jennifer Barnes; and SECU Board Member Lynne Spaulding. Not pictured are Scholarship Recipients Haley Collins, Morgan Oxendine, Dakota Perkins, Jolly Ann Quino, Candace Sellers and Caitlyn Soles.
First row, from left, are SECU Board Member Doris Joseph; SECU Scholarship Recipients Angelica Hinson, Chimere Young, Esther Jayroe and Jennifer Barnes; and SECU Board Member Lynne Spaulding. Not pictured are Scholarship Recipients Haley Collins, Morgan Oxendine, Dakota Perkins, Jolly Ann Quino, Candace Sellers and Caitlyn Soles.

Ten Southeastern Community College students were recently awarded a $750 State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Continuing Education Scholarship. All 10 recipients have recently completed SCC’s Nurse Aide I class.

In 2013, the SECU Foundation introduced the SECU Continuing Education Scholarship program. Designed to help meet the needs of North Carolina’s unemployed and underemployed citizens, SECU Foundation funds ten $750 Continuing Education Scholarships to be awarded to eligible students at each of the 58 NC Community College campuses. 

“These scholarships relieve some of the financial burden our students feel so they can focus in the classroom,” said Beverlee Nance, vice president for continuing education and workforce development.

SECU Continuing Education Scholarship Program focuses on assisting unemployed and underemployed adults, military veterans, and members of the National Guard with marketable job skills for future employment. Participants must be enrolled in a program that leads to state recognized or industry supported credentials.  Funds can be used to offset costs of registration fees, required books, uniforms and instructional materials, transportation, child care and credentialing. After the award, recipients are followed to determine the number of credentials earned, entry into employment and/or enrollment in further education.