State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation, presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Hunter Jackson Simmons, a senior at Elkin High School. The scholarship was awarded for study at UNC – Charlotte, part of North Carolina’s 17-campus University of North Carolina System.
Funded solely by Credit Union members and given based on SECU’s philosophy of “People Helping People,” the scholarship recognizes the recipient’s community involvement, leadership skills, character and integrity, as well as scholastic achievement. The scholarship is provided for tuition and university approved educational expenses over eight consecutive semesters.
State Employees’ Credit Union’s local Advisory Board member Lisa Ford said, “Through the SECU Foundation ‘People Helping People’ Scholarship program, Credit Union members have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many North Carolina high school seniors, helping them pursue and fulfill their educational goals through the University of North Carolina System. On behalf of the SECU Foundation, I am proud to award this scholarship to Hunter Jackson Simmons.”
Since its inception in 2005, the SECU Foundation “People Helping People” High School Scholarship program has provided over $44 million in scholarships for North Carolina high school seniors.