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Our 2017 Self-Help Scholars

By Brian Jackson, intern
  | Jun 22, 2017

Scholarship winners 2017

Congratulations to the 17 students who recently received a Self-Help scholarship! These young people have demonstrated a commitment to service and building stronger communities.

Each year our Self-Help Credit Union branches offer $500 to a local student planning to attend vocational school or college. We evaluate each application on the student’s proven commitment to community service through leadership or volunteer activities. Each applicant also submits an essay on the value of credit unions in the community.  

Congratulations to our 17 winners this year! Here are our 2017 recipients. When available, we include a photo and a note about their plans.


Reagan Anderson – Durham, Mangum St. 
Plans to study Animation & Interactive Design at East Carolina University

Reagan Anderson


Katherine Atkins – Morganton
Plans to study Nursing at Appalachian State University

  Katherine Atkins


Corey Cherry – Windsor
Plans to study Kinesiology at Elizabeth City State University

 Corey Cherry 


Robin Crowe – Rosman
Plans to study History Education at Brevard College

Robin Crowe  


Mackenzie Effler – Old Fort
Plans to study Criminal Justice at UNC – Charlotte

 Mackenzie Effler 


Camryn Ellis – Laurinburg
Plans to study Psychology at Davidson College

 Camryn Ellis 


Kristen Gass – Hendersonville
(Left: Hendersonville Branch Manager, Samantha Pratt - Right: Kristen Gass)

 Kristen Gass 


Tyran R. Hardy – Kinston
Plans to study Masonry at Wayne Community College

 Tyran Hardy 


Wren Harry – Brevard

 Wren Harry 


Hali Hawkins – South Asheville
(not pictured)


Tanner Marshburn – Durham
Plans to study Biblical Arts & Sciences, with a Minor in Nutritional Studies, at Southeastern University

Tanner Marshburn  


Daphne McClellan – Maiden
Plans to study Elementary Education at Appalachian, via Catawba Valley Community College

 Daphne McClellan 


Elisha McCloskey – Greensboro
Plans to study Political Science at UNC-Greensboro

 Elisha McCloskey 


Garrett Moore – Galax, VA
Plans to pursue Pharmacy at Emory & Henry College

Garrett Moore  


Hunter Ozment – Wilmington
Plans to study Accounting at UNC-Charlotte

 Hunter Ozment 


Taylor Polson – Lexington
Plans to study Elementary Education at Appalachian State University

 Taylor Polson 


James Smith – Asheville

 James Smith


Again, congratulations to our scholars, and best of luck in the future! 

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