Smithfield, NC – State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation, presented $10,000 four-year college scholarships to 8 local graduating high school seniors for study at one of the 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. The scholarships were presented by SECU representatives during school award ceremonies. They include:
Mauriah Alford, a senior at Smithfield-Selma High School, for study at UNC-Charlotte;
Zoe Byrd, a senior at Princeton High School, for study at UNC-Chapel Hill;
Allen Collins, a senior at North Johnston High School, for study at North Carolina State University;
Taylor Corpening, a senior at Clayton High School, for study at UNC-Chapel Hill;
Chloe Dodd, a senior at West Johnston High School, for study at UNC-Chapel Hill;
Aaron Penny, a senior at Johnston County Early College Academy, for study at North Carolina State University;
Sara Pinkowski, a senior at Corinth Holders High School, for study at North Carolina State University;
Morgan Roberts, a senior at Cleveland High School, for study at Appalachian State University.
The SECU Foundation High School Scholarship is available to graduating public high school seniors who are either members of SECU or eligible for membership through a parent or guardian. Funded by Credit Union members, the $10,000 “People Helping People®” Scholarship recognizes the recipient’s community involvement, leadership, character and integrity, as well as scholastic achievement. The funds are provided for tuition and university approved educational expenses over eight consecutive semesters. High School scholarships awarded for the 2019 academic year represent a $4.35 million investment in the educational goals of college-bound students.
State Employees’ Credit Union’s local Advisory Board member Dwight Green said, “SECU members have a deep commitment to education in North Carolina and truly believe in the cooperative spirit of helping others.
Since its inception in 2005, the SECU Foundation “People Helping People” High School Scholarship program has provided over $56 million in scholarships for North Carolina high school seniors.