Since the SECU Foundation was established in August 2004, it has awarded annual $10,000 “People Helping People” four-year scholarships – increasing from two to three in 2014 – to graduating seniors attending North Carolina Charter Schools. These scholarships will be awarded to students attending one of the 17 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina. These funds are made possible through the contributions to the Foundation by members of State Employees’ Credit Union.
In order to ensure that each charter high school’s graduating seniors are able to be considered for this opportunity, each charter school must establish a Scholarship Selection Committee. The Committee from each charter high school will be responsible for nominating a graduating senior for the scholarship. Each school must submit its nominees to the NCDPI Office of Charter Schools. The nominee information for each school will be reviewed/evaluated and the SECU will award scholarships to three candidates statewide.
The attached information will provide each school’s Scholarship Selection Committee with eligibility criteria, procedures, and information.
- Each school has flexibility in establishing its formal application process, but should ensure that every graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5 is considered for the SECU Foundation “People Helping People” Scholarship
- Scholarship recipient information from each school must be received by 5:00 pm EST on April 13, 2017 to the NCDPI Office of Charter Schools.
- Each school should submit an alternate or first runner up student in the event the first nominee is unable to accept the scholarship (if selected).
- Each school must submit copies of nominations and any accompanying information to Dr. Deanna Townsend-Smith via email at email@example.com