Brown earns $10,000 SECU Foundation Scholarship to NC State
Published 10:08 pm Monday, June 10, 2013
SECU Foundation, funded solely by the members of State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU), has presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to Shalyn Alissa Brown, a senior at Polk County High School.
Shalyn is the daughter of Rhonda and Chuckie Brown.
This scholarship was awarded for study at North Carolina State University, part of North Carolina’s 16-campus University of North Carolina System.
Given based on SECU’s philosophy of “People Helping People,” the scholarship recognizes 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 Mr. Aaron Greene comments, “SECU Foundation’s ‘People Helping People’ scholarship program allows Credit Union members the opportunity to make a tremendous difference in the lives of many North Carolina 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 Shalyn Alissa Brown.”
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 North Carolina high school seniors through the program.
SECU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members.
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.
– article submitted
by Linda Harris