The SECU Foundation established a major scholarship program to assist 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 North Carolina community college system of up to $580,000. Scholarship recipient information must be submitted by the Scholarship Selection Committee at each community college. No individual applications are reviewed by the Foundation.
*Currently attending or accepted to attend one of the North Carolina Community Colleges
*North Carolina resident and eligible for in-state tuition
*An applicant or full-time student who is a high school graduate (or has completed their GED), enrolled in an associate degree, diploma or certificate program
*Demonstrates academic achievement with a 2.5 or higher unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale
*Exhibits leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement
*Demonstrates financial need using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference may be given to students with limited financial aid from other programs.