Catawba Valley Community College is accepting applications to award 10 State Employee Credit Union Foundation Continuing Education Scholarships of $750 to continuing education students who are seeking to improve their skills in order to increase their opportunities for employment.
The SECU Foundation established a Continuing Education Scholarship Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to gain new and/or upgrade current job-related skills. Annually the program provides a total of 580 scholarships.
To be considered for this scholarship program, a student must:
- Be a U.S. citizen and a North Carolina resident.
- Be in one of the following target groups: unemployment insurance claimants, unemployed or underemployed adults, military veterans, or a member of the NC National Guard. NOTE: Underemployed will be defined as individuals earning 200% below the federal poverty level ($23,340/year). Preference will be given to students with limited or no access to financial aid from other programs.
- Be enrolled in a short-term training program that leads to a state-regulated or industry-recognized credential that is offered through CVCC’s Continuing Education.
- Not be a director, employee or family member of an employee of the State Employee’s Credit Union or SECU Foundation.
Scholarship funds will be made payable to the local community college on behalf of the student and applied to the student’s account to pay for registration fees, books, certification fees, and course supplies. Excess funds may be distributed to the student to pay for expenses such as childcare, transportation, and living expenses. To be eligible for excess funds, a student must demonstrate satisfactory progress towards course completion.
For more information, contact Dana Glenn, Director, NCWorks Job-Driven Initiative, at
828-327-7000 ext. 4590 or firstname.lastname@example.org.