SECU awards scholarships to BCC students

By: Cathy Kinlaw - Bladen Community College

DUBLIN — State Employees Credit Union Members, through the member-funded SECU Foundation, have awarded $5,000 scholarships to Cody Long and Emily Mote, students at Bladen Community College.

Based on the credit union philosophy of “people helping people”, these scholarships recognize the students’ leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement. Scholarship funds will be applied to tuition and other expenses associated with their community college education.

“My fellow SECU members and I are dedicated to helping students succeed in their pursuit of higher education,” said State Employee’s Credit Union local advisory board member Cynthia McKoy. “The SECU “People Helping People” Scholarship Program allows us the opportunity to provide resources for many deserving individuals to attain their educational goals through our state’s excellent community college system. As a representative of the SECU, I am very pleased to award these scholarships to Cody Long and Emily Mote.”

Annually, SECU members provide two “People Helping People” scholarships to each of the 58 community colleges in North Carolina through the SECU Foundation Scholarship Program. To date, more than $6 million has been awarded to help the state’s community college students further their education.

To learn more about scholarships and financial aid for Bladen Community College, call 910-879-5500.

Cathy Kinlaw is the public information director for Bladen Community College.

Cathy Kinlaw

Bladen Community College