Students Awarded SECU Scholarships - Wayne Community College | Goldsboro, NC

Students Awarded SECU Scholarships

September 03, 2021

Two Wayne Community College students have been awarded scholarships from the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU).

Mikayla Ward and Jaylen Anderson are recipients of funds from the SECU Foundation People Helping People Two-Year Scholarship Program for NC Community Colleges.

The scholarship can be used to pay for full-time tuition, books, fees, course supplies, and transportation while the students are enrolled at WCC.

Ward is a freshman working toward an associate in arts degree. After WCC, she plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and wants to work for Apple, Inc. technology company.

Anderson is a freshman majoring in Business Administration. His goal is to become a professional stockbroker or artist. “Most of all I want to give back to the community,” he said.

Financial Aid Specialist Jessica Giles, Interim President Patty Pfeiffer, and Financial Aid Specialist Andrea Blount congratulate State Employees’ Credit Union scholarship recipients Mikayla Ward and Jaylen Anderson.

Each year, the SECU Foundation scholarship program provides “People Helping People” Scholarships valued at up to $5,000 to two college-credit students at each of the 58 community colleges in the state.

Each college is asked to consider “the individual most deserving of an opportunity to attend college.” The recipients best exemplify the “people helping people” membership philosophy of the credit union and who have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.

The scholarship program represents an annual commitment of over $5 million, with a collective total of over $76 million since the initial scholarship funding began in 2005.

About SECU and the SECU Foundation

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 84 years. The Credit Union also offers a diversified line of financial advisory services including retirement and education planning, tax preparation, insurance, trust and estate planning services, and investments through its partners and affiliated entities. SECU serves over 2.5 million members through 272 branch offices, 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Member Services via phone, a website, and a Mobile App. Members can also follow and subscribe to SECU on Facebook and YouTube.

The SECU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded 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. Since 2004, SECU Foundation has made a collective financial commitment of over $200 million for initiatives to benefit North Carolinians statewide. In addition to the website, highlights are also available on the SECU Foundation Instagram page.

About WCC
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, the college serves 10,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 165 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.

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