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SECU Foundation funded solely by SECU members established the "People Helping People®" scholarship program to assist students across North Carolina obtain their educational goals. Since being established the "People Helping People" scholarship program represents an annual commitment of over $5 million, with a collective total of over $50 million since the initial scholarship funding began in 2005.

High School Scholarship Program

Members of State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) established the People Helping People four-year scholarship program to help North Carolina public high school students attend college. Each of the 115 North Carolina Local Education Agencies (LEAs)/School Districts will receive a minimum of one scholarship valued at $10,000 payable at $1,250 for up to eight consecutive semesters for a senior to attend one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina System.

Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by the LEA Scholarship Selection Committee provided they meet all eligibility criteria. Scholarship recipient information must be submitted by the Scholarship Selection Committee at each LEA. No individual "applications" are reviewed by the Foundation.

View the List of High School Recipients

View the High School Scholarship Testimonials

Community College Scholarship Program

The SECU Foundation has established a major scholarship program to assist s students in each of the fifty-eight community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System. There are 116 two-year scholarships valued at up to $5,000 each. Each North Carolina community college will receive two scholarships, representing an annual financial commitment to the entire community college system of up to $580,000.

Scholarship recipient information (Community College Scholarship Packet) must be submitted by the Scholarship Selection Committee at each school. No individual "applications" are reviewed by the Foundation.

View the List of Community College Recipients

View the Community College Scholarship Testimonials


In 2013, SECU Foundation introduced the SECU Continuing Education Scholarship program. Designed to help meet the needs of North Carolina’s unemployed and underemployed citizens, SECU Foundation will fund ten $750 Continuing Education Scholarships to be awarded to eligible students at each of the 58 NC Community College campuses.

SECU Continuing Education Scholarship program will focus on assisting unemployed and underemployed adults, military veterans, and members of the National Guard with marketable job skills for future employment. Participants must be enrolled in a program that leads to a state recognized or industry supported credentials. Interested candidates should contact the Continuing Education Department at their local N.C. Community College for more information.

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