SECU Foundation Provides $10,000 Scholarships to area High School Students!

SECU Foundation Provides $10,000 Scholarships to area High School Students!


State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation, funded $10,000 four-year college scholarships to two local graduating high school seniors for study at one of the 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. 


 The scholarship recipients are:

Daniel P. Walker, a senior at Currituck County High School, for study at East Carolina University;

Genesis L. Drake, a senior at Currituck County High School, for study at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.

Funded by Credit Union members, the $10,000 “People Helping People®” Scholarship recognizes the recipient’s community involvement, leadership, character and integrity, as well as scholastic achievement.  The funds are provided for tuition and university approved educational expenses over eight consecutive semesters.  High School scholarships awarded for the 2022 academic year represent a $4.35 million contribution toward the educational goals of college-bound students.

“We are so proud that the Foundation has been able to offer the high school scholarship program to hundreds of students each year,” said Jama Campbell, SECU Foundation Executive Director.  “This longstanding program is an excellent example of SECU Foundation’s strong advocacy for education and desire to give students the confidence and financial capability to achieve their dream of going to college.  On behalf of SECU Foundation, we offer our sincere congratulations and best wishes to these worthy recipients.”

The SECU Foundation “People Helping People” High School Scholarship program has provided over $70 million in scholarships for North Carolina high school seniors since 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 over 84 years.  SECU is the second largest credit union in the U.S. with over $51 billion in assets and serves over 2.6 million members through 274 branch offices, over 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Member Services 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 $216 million for initiatives to benefit North Carolinians statewide.