SECU Foundation awards $10k scholarship to TwittyPublished 6:02pm Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation, funded solely by the members of SECU, which has a branch in Columbus, has presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Brittany Rachelle Twitty.
Twitty, the daughter of Mary Jo Twitty, recently graduated from Polk County High School. This scholarship was awarded for study at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
The scholarship recognizes Twitty’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.
SECU’s local advisory board member Jim Patterson said, “SECU Foundation’s ‘People Helping People’ scholarship program allows credit union members the opportunity to make a tremendous difference in the lives of many N.C high school seniors, helping them pursue and achieve their educational goals through the University of North Carolina system. The need for this program is stronger than ever and we are committed to its continuation to benefit these well-deserving students. On behalf of the SECU Foundation, I am proud to award this scholarship to Brittany Rachelle Twitty.”
The People Helping People high school scholarship program is in its eighth consecutive year. To date, SECU members via the SECU Foundation have provided $28 million in scholarships for N.C. high school seniors through the program.
– article submitted
by Linda Harris