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SECU Foundation, funded solely by State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) membership, has presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Taylor Ambrose, a senior at West Brunswick High School and daughter of Ronald and Janet Ambrose.
The scholarship was awarded for study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, part of North Carolina’s 16-campus University of North Carolina System.
The scholarship was given based on SECU’s philosophy of “People Helping People,” recognizing the recipient’s community involvement, leadership skills, character and integrity, as well as scholastic achievement of maintaining a 2.5 or higher grade point average.
The scholarship will be used for tuition and university approved educational expenses over eight consecutive semesters.
State Employees’ Credit Union’s local advisory board member Felicia Woodard commented, “SECU members continually demonstrate their commitment to education and to North Carolina’s youth through the annual renewal of the ‘People Helping People’ scholarship program.
"It is with great pleasure that collectively we, the credit union membership, can continue to help so many of our state’s students further their education in North Carolina’s University System. On behalf of the SECU Foundation, I am proud to award this scholarship to Taylor Ambrose.”
The “People Helping People” high school scholarship program is in its sixth consecutive year. To date, SECU members via the SECU Foundation have provided $21 million in scholarships for North Carolina high school seniors through the program.
SECU is a non-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 70 years.
Currently serving nearly 1.6 million members, SECU provides services through 230 branches, over 1,000 ATMS, 24/7 call centers and a website: www.iicsecti.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.