Congratulations to the 23 students (18 shown above) who recently received a Self-Help Credit Union scholarship! A winner was selected from each of our branch offices in North Carolina and Virginia as well as from Jax Metro, our credit union in Florida. All of the scholarship recipients have demonstrated a commitment to service and building stronger communities.
Each year our Self-Help CU branches offer $500 to a local student attending or planning to attend a vocational school or college. We evaluate each application on the student’s proven commitment to community service through leadership or volunteer activities. Every applicant also submits an essay on the value of credit unions in the community.
Congratulations to our winners this year! Corresponding to the collage, they are as follows:
1. Jazmyn Freeman - Greensboro Branch
Jazmyn will attend Guilford Technical Community College. Her major course of study is Fine Arts and Culinary Arts. Her long-term goals are to become a Culinary Chef and own her own restaurant, or she would like to become a cartoon artist or Fine Arts artist.
2. Michael Raum - Asheville Branch
Michael plans to attend North Carolina State University in the fall, studying Applied Mathematics. Michaels’s long-term goals are to work in the field of operations research and use mathematical methods such as linear programming.
3. Katherine Gray - Jax Metro- Kendall Branch
Katherine will attend Florida State College, pursuing an Associate’s degree in Arts.
4. Matthew Kelley - Brevard Branch
Matthew Kelley has been accepted to attend Brevard College. Long-term, he hopes to work with special education students.
5. Daniel Burkhart - Lexington Branch
Daniel plans to attend North Carolina State University or Davidson County Community College. His long-term goal is to become a crop insurance adjuster.
6. Lauren Smith - Maiden Branch
No information available on Lauren yet, but we’ll add it when we have it.
7. Margaret Stanley - Laurinburg Branch
Margaret plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she plans to major in Biomedical Engineering.
8. Ar'mani Wise - Windsor Branch
Ar'mani plans to attend either Winston-Salem State University or Fayetteville State University. Her long term goal is to become an educator in math.
9. Demetrius Cox - Wilson Branch
Demetrius will attend Wilson Community College. He will pursue a degree in political science with the longer-term goal of getting a law degree.
10. Amaris Daniels - Jax Metro - Lenox Branch
No information available on Amaris yet, but we’ll add it when we have it.
11. Joshua A. Ritch - South Asheville Branch
Joshua will be continuing his education at Western Carolina University and getting his Master’s in Business Administration. His goals are to work as a project manager for Mission Hospital or Duke Energy.
12. Destinee Matthews - Pineville Branch
Desinee plans to further her education at Bennett College in Greensboro.
13. Molly Jordan Wall - Morganton Branch
Molly will attend UNC Chapel Hill, majoring in Clinical Laboratory Science. Her goal is to work in a state-sponsored lab as a clinical laboratory scientist.
14. Jayla Moore - Kinston Branch
Jayla plans to attend Campbell University and study psychology. Her long-term goal is to become a psychopharmacologist.
15. Luke Hollingsworth - Hendersonville Branch
Luke will attend the University of South Carolina's Honors College to study chemistry and nutrition. He plans to attend medical school to pursue a Doctor of Medicine in internal medicine.
16. Jetta Huffman -- Galax Branch
Jetta will attend Ferrum College, majoring in criminal justice. Her goals are to become an FBI Agent or a crime scene investigator.
17. Molly Cammack - Rosman Branch
Molly has been accepted to the Culinary Institute of America and will pursue a bachelor's degree in baking and pastry. Her goals are to become a pastry chef and possibly open her own bakery one day.
18. Nicholas Kramer - Old Fort Branch
Nicholas is waiting for an acceptance letter to St. Joseph's Seminary at Belmont Abbey College. His long-term goal is to be ordained as a minister.
Students not pictured:
Amy Gallego - Durham (W. Main). Plans to attend Durham Technical Community College, NC State University, Meredith College or UNC Greensboro. In the future she plans to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Nicholas Julius - Durham (S. Mangum). Plans to attend Central Carolina Community College, studying Emergency Management Technology.
David Rivera-Clapp - Jax Metro (JEA Tower). Plans to attend Stanton College Preparatory School, where he will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. He would like to work with a car company and ultimately develop his own line of cars.
We will add additional winners as information becomes available. Congratulations again to all!