Continuing Education Scholarships Available

Wayne Community College Continuing Education Services is currently accepting applications for scholarships for job-related training to be completed in spring 2016.

The college will award up to $750 for short-term occupational training courses that lead to state-regulated or industry-recognized credentials. The scholarships are provided by the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation.

The target groups for the program are unemployed and underemployed adults, members of the N.C. National Guard, and military veterans and spouses.

The scholarships are need-based but do not require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The scholarships may be used for registration fees, books, certification fees, and course supplies. In addition, the funds may be used for transportation, childcare, and living expenses after primary fees/costs are paid.

Students already enrolled in a qualified program as well as those preparing to enter one may apply for this scholarship.

Applications for spring 2016 are due by Sept. 30.

For more details and an application, go to, contact program coordinator Maxine Cooper at (919) 739-6938 or, or the WCC Continuing Education Services Customer Service Desk in the Walnut Building, first floor east entrance.

Since 2004, SECU Foundation has supplied scholarships to each of the 58 North Carolina community colleges, with an annual commitment of more than $1,000,000.

A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the State of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for almost 78 years. With nearly 2 million members, SECU provides services through 254 branch offices, over 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Contact Centers and a website,

The SECU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded solely by the contributions of SECU members, promotes local community development in North Carolina primarily through high impact projects in the areas of housing, education, healthcare and human services.

Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, it serves 14,500 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 90 college credit programs.

Wayne Community College’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.

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