SECU Foundation Honors High School Students with $10,000 Scholarships

SECU Foundation Honors High School Students with $10,000 Scholarships


SECU Foundation Provides $10,000 Scholarships to Area High School Students Award recognizes community involvement, leadership, and scholastic achievement.

The member-funded SECU Foundation is providing $10,000 four-year college scholarships to three local graduating high school seniors for study at one of the 16 universities that is part of the University of North Carolina System. Scholarship recipients are: 

Hadiyah Whitfield, a senior at Kinston High School, for study at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Mary Anna Respess, a senior at North Lenoir High School, for study at N. C. State University 
David Phillippe, a senior at South Lenoir High School, for study at N. C. State University 

The "People Helping People" Scholarship recognizes the recipient's community involvement, leadership, character, integrity, and scholastic achievement. Funds can be used for tuition and university approved educational expenses over eight consecutive semesters. High School scholarships awarded for the 2023 academic year represent a $4.35 million contribution toward the educational goals of college-bound students.
"These scholarships demonstrate our strong commitment to helping students achieve greater success as they follow their dream of pursuing a higher education and rewarding career," said Jama Campbell, SECU Foundation executive director. "On behalf of SECU Foundation and SECU members, we offer these scholarship winners our sincere congratulations and best wishes."
SECU Foundation's "People Helping People" High School Scholarship program has provided nearly $75 million in scholarships for North Carolina high school seniors since 2005.
About SECU and the SECU Foundation
A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, and federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), SECU has been providing employees of the state of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for over 85 years. SECU is the second largest credit union in the United States with $50 billion in assets. It serves over 2.7 million members through 274 branch offices, over 1,100 ATMs, Member Services Support via phone,, and a Mobile App. 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 $235 million for initiatives to benefit North Carolinians statewide.