State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Scholarship

The SECU Foundation established this two-year “People Helping People” scholarship program, providing two scholarships to each North Carolina Community College. Preference will be given to students whose parents or guardians and family members are public sector employees who live and work in NC. Recipients must be NC residents and US citizens, eligible for in-state tuition, and have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement. Applicant must be a full-time student who is a high school graduate or has completed the General Education Development (GED) program, and enrolled in an associate degree, diploma or certificate program. Scholarship recipients in good academic standing may receive the scholarship up to a maximum of four consecutive semesters, but must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. Preference will be given to students with limited financial aid from other programs. Applicant must demonstrate scholastic achievement and maintain a 2.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale or attained a score of 3,000 on the GED test. The scholarship will be used to pay tuition, books, fees, course supplies and transportation. Recipient must agree to continue at the community college where enrolled at the time of the scholarship award for the duration of the scholarship, for four consecutive fall/spring semesters or upon completion of a diploma program. Recipient cannot be a director, employee or family member of an employee of the State Employees’ Credit Union or SECU Foundation.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Is your parent, guardian, or a member of your family a public sector employee who lives and works in NC?
  2. Are you a director, employee, or family member of an employee of the State Employees' Credit Union or SECU Foundation?
  3. Have you performed any community service or volunteer work within the last two years?