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July 24, 2014
SECU Foundation Continuing Education Scholarship Program established, applications due Aug. 15
WELDON, N.C. – In 2012, the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation established a Continuing Education Scholarship Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to gain new and/or upgrade current job-related skills. Annually, the program provides a total of 580 scholarships—10 scholarships at $750 each to all 58 community colleges.

To be considered for this scholarship program, an individual must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a North Carolina resident.
  • Be in one of the following target groups: unemployment insurance claimants, unemployed and underemployed adults, members of the NC National Guard, or military veterans and spouses. Note: Underemployed will be defined as individuals earning 200 percent below the federal poverty level. Preference will be given to students with limited or no access to financial aid from other programs.
  • Be enrolled in a short-term training program that leads to a state-regulated or industry-recognized credential that is offered through Continuing Education.
  • Not be a director, employee or family member of an employee of the State Employees’ Credit Union or SECU Foundation.
This scholarship program is administered through Halifax Community College’s (HCC) Workforce Development/Continuing Education ≈ Community Services Department in collaboration with the HCC Financial Aid Office. Scholarships are need-based. Students must submit an application to the College’s designee. Applications will be reviewed by a scholarship selection committee.

Applications are due no later than Aug. 15. Contact Donna Sellers, coordinator, at 252-536-7216 for more information.
Halifax Community College’s Mission
Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239