ROCKINGHAM — Through its member-funded SECU Foundation, State Employees’ Credit Union members have awarded six local students an SECU continuing education scholarship valued at $750 for study at Richmond Community College.
Scholarship recipients are Tameka Bailey, Ashley Byrd, Jamissa Howard, Katherine Krotz, John Montgomery and Maxine Poole.
Launched in 2013, the scholarship program focuses on assisting the needs of North Carolina’s unemployed and underemployed citizens, military veterans and members of the North Carolina National Guard seeking short-term job training for new careers or retraining to advance current job skills.
Scholarship funding will be applied to tuition and other expenses associated with their eligible program of study through the state community college system’s Back-to-Work program and continuing education courses.
“The SECU continuing education scholarship program provides an excellent opportunity to assist North Carolina’s unemployed and underemployed citizens with career training and marketable job skills needed for today’s workplace,” local SECU advisory board member Carlotta Knotts said in a release. “We look forward to the long-term success of these scholarship recipients as they build a better economic future for themselves, their families and our state.”