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SECU Scholarship Information! Due Feb 10

Deadline Details:

February 10, 2021 by 1:00pm. Emailed to Mr. Ellington (aellington@wcpss.net) in Word or Google Doc format

 

Scholarship Details:

Eligibility Requirements:

1 - Is either a SECU member or is eligible for membership through a parent/guardian. Student or their parent/guardian must be a member at the time of application.

2 - Is a senior at a North Carolina public high school who has been accepted to one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina System.

3 - Is a US citizen and a resident of North Carolina under NCGS 116-143.1 and is eligible for in-state tuition.

4 - Best exemplifies the “People Helping People” philosophy of SECU, and has demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.

5 - Demonstrates scholastic achievement with a maintained 2.5 or higher unweighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale and may be deserving of financial aid.

6 - Will use the scholarship to pay for full-time undergraduate student tuition and fees.

7 - Agrees to continue as a full-time student in good standing with the same university for up to eight (8) consecutive fall/spring semesters payable at $1,250 per semester. Scholarships are not transferable without prior approval of SECU Foundation. (a. A written appeal for transfer must be made to the SECU Foundation prior to transfer. b. No transfers will be allowed to a university outside of the UNC System.c. Any gap in active enrollment will result in non-eligibility for funding for each semester missed.)

8 - Is not a director, employee, or family member of a director or employee of SECU or the SECU Foundation, or a family member of a member of the scholarship selection committee. For the purpose of this scholarship program and a student’s relation to a director, employee, or selection committee member, family member includes spouse, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and spouses of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, of a selection committee member, employee or director of SECU, or employee or director of SECU Foundation. Also, for the purpose of this scholarship program and a student’s relation to a director, employee, or selection committee member, family member also includes persons living in the same residence and maintaining a single economic unit as a selection committee member, employee or director of SECU, or employee or director of SECU Foundation. However, please note that the student must be a member of SECU or be eligible for membership through a parent or guardian at the time of application to be eligible for the scholarship.

 

Eligible and interested students should submit a maximum 2 page typed essay describing how you have shown leadership, contributed to your community and enhanced the well-being of others. Give examples - identifying type and length of service. Explain how these activities were significant opportunities for you. Include as a header to your essay, your name, email, phone number, and which university you plan to attend. Should be in WORD or Google Doc format.