WCC Continuing Education Services is currently accepting applications for scholarships for job-related training.
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 unemployment insurance claimants, unemployed and underemployed adults, members of the N.C. National Guard, and military veterans. New this year is the addition of spouses of veterans to the list of eligible applicants.
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.
Deadline to apply for Fall 2014 classes is 1 p.m. on Aug. 15. For Spring 2015 classes, applications are due by 1 p.m. on Oct. 17.
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 over 76 years. With more than 1.8 million members, SECU provides services through 253 branch offices, 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Contact Centers and a website, www.ncsecu.org.
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, two-year college with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, it serves 15,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 100 college credit programs.