State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation funded solely by SECU members established the “People Helping People” scholarship program to assist students across North Carolina obtain their educational goals. Since being established the “People Helping People” scholarship program represents an annual commitment of over $4 million, with a collective total of $32 million since the initial scholarship funding began in 2005.
In 2015, SECU Foundation continues to fund the SECU Continuing Education Scholarship program. Designed to help meet the needs of North Carolina’s unemployed and underemployed citizens, SECU Foundation will fund ten $750 Continuing Education Scholarships to be awarded to eligible students at each of the 58 N.C. Community College campuses.
Sampson Community College’s Continuing Education Scholarship recipients were Stephanie Phillips and Stephanie Corona. Both are enrolled in the Certified Nursing Assistance Program.
“Educational assistance gives individuals with limited resources the opportunity to accomplish their dreams and improve their livelihood,” said Alonza Royal, Human Resources Development (HRD) Coordinator at Sampson Community College.
SECU Continuing Education Scholarship program will focus 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 a state recognized or industry supported credentials.
The scholarship awards are given to students enrolled in short-term training programs that lead to a state regulated and/or industry recognized credential. This type of scholarship assists students with registration fees, books, certification fees and course supplies.
For interested applicants, go online at www.sampsoncc.edu/ConEdHome.asp or contact Alonza Royal at 910-592-7176 Ext. 4014 or [email protected] Applications must be submitted by Dec. 4 for the spring 2016 semester. The applicant will be notified by an award letter no later than Dec. 14.