(From left to right) Kendra O. Adams, senior vice president of the
SECU High Point Westchester Branch; Bianca Engram, GTCC student and
scholarship recipient; Dr. Randy Parker, GTCC President; Dwight Story, a member
of the State Employees' Credit Union's local Advisory Board.
"State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation has awarded six Guilford Technical Community College students with an SECU Continuing Education Scholarship each valued at $750. The scholarship recipients are: Bianca Engram, Alexandra Boylan, Karlah Burton, Terri Coltrane, Ashley Mitchell and Traci Mack.
Launched in 2013, the scholarship program focuses on assisting the needs of North Carolina’s unemployed and underemployed citizens, military veterans and members of the North Carolina National Guard seeking short-term job training for new careers or retraining to advance current job skills. Scholarship funding will be applied to tuition and other expenses associated with their eligible program of study through the Community College System’s Back-to-Work Program and continuing education courses.
“The SECU Continuing Education Scholarship program provides an excellent opportunity to assist North Carolina’s unemployed and underemployed citizens with career training and marketable job skills needed for today’s workplace,” said Dwight Story, a member of the State Employees’ Credit Union’s local Advisory Board. “We look forward to the long-term success of these scholarship recipients as they build a better economic future for themselves, their families and our state.”
SECU Foundation’s recent commitment of $435,000 for Continuing Education Scholarships and its annual $580,000 “People Helping People” Community College Scholarships now totals more than $1 million in funding for the North Carolina Community College System.
Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from four major campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.
About SECU and the SECU Foundation
A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing the employees of the State of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for over 76 years. With nearly 1.9 million members, SECU provides services through 253 branches, 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 contact centers and a website – www.ncsecu.org.The SECU Foundation, a 501c (3) charitable organization approved by the Internal Revenue Service, promotes local community development primarily through high impact projects in the areas of education, health and human services."
Submitted Press Release