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State Employees' Credit Union Foundation "People Helping People" Scholarship - Community College Program

The "People Helping People" Scholarship Program for Community College Students was established in 2004 by the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation. Each of the state's 58 community colleges will offer two (2) scholarships during the academic year.

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be an applicant or full-time student who is a high school graduate or has completed the General Education Development (GED) program, enrolled in an associate degree, diploma or certificate program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen and a resident of North Carolina 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 and maintain a 2.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale or attain a score of 3,000 on the GED test.
  • Use the scholarship to pay tuition, books, fees, course supplies, and transportation.
  • Agree to continue at the community college where enrolled at the time of the scholarship for the duration of the scholarship, for four consecutive semesters or until completing a diploma program.
  • 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 Scholarship Selection Committee will be final. Preference may be given to students with limited financial aid from other programs.

Each "People Helping People" Scholarship for community college students is valued at $5,000 ($1,250 per semester for up to 4 consecutive semesters of study at a qualifying campus).

Application Procedure
Recipients of the scholarships will be selected by their community colleges. Application details and other information will be available through the state's community college financial aid offices by the end of July.

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