In 2012, the 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.
The target groups for the program are unemployment insurance claimants, unemployed and underemployed adults, military veterans, and members of the NC National Guard.
To be considered for this scholarship program, a student must:
- Be a U.S. citizen and a North Carolina resident living in the college service area.
- Be in one of the following target groups: unemployment insurance claimants, unemployed and underemployed adults, member of the NC National Guard, or military veterans and spouses.
Note: Underemployed will be defined as individuals earning 200% 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 Employee's Credit Union or SECU Foundation.
Application ProceduresThis scholarship program will be administered through the college's Continuing Education department in collaboration with their Financial Aid office.
Scholarships are need-based, but do not require FAFSA documentation. Students must submit a scholarship application to the Kris Workman or Susan Bailey by the January 6, 2014 for the Spring semester.
Applications will be reviewed by a scholarship selection committee.
Click here for the application form