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State Employees' Credit Union Foundation "People Helping People" Scholarship - Public University Program

The "People Helping People" High School Scholarship Program for four-year public university students was established in 2004 by the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation. One scholarship will be available at each of the state's public high schools for a student who will enroll at one of the state's 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina.

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a senior at a North Carolina public high school who has been accepted to one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina.
  • Be a U.S. citizen and a resident of North Carolina and be eligible for in-state tuition.
  • Exemplify the membership philosophy of credit unions, "People Helping People," and demonstrate leadership, excellence of character, integrity and community involvement.
  • Demonstrate scholastic achievement with a 2.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and be deserving of financial aid.
  • Use the scholarship to pay for full-time undergraduate student tuition.
  • Agree to continue as a full-time student in good standing with the same university for eight consecutive semesters.
  • Not be a director, employee or family member of an employee of the State Employees Credit Union or the SECU Foundation.

The decision of the local high school Scholarship Selection Committee will be final. Preference may be given to students with limited financial aid from other programs.

Each "People Helping People" Scholarship is valued at $10,000 ($1,250 per semester for up to 8 semesters of study at a qualifying campus).

Application Procedure
Recipients of the scholarships will be selected at the local high school level. There are no applications available from SECU. Application details and other information will be available through local school systems by the end of January. Websites: and

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