A SouthWest Edgecombe High School graduate has been presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship by the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation.
Kayla Leona Abrams received the scholarship through the foundation’s People Helping People program, a release says. Since its start in 2005, the program has awarded scholarships worth $32 million to high school seniors statewide.
“Credit union members have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many North Carolina high school seniors, helping them pursue and fulfill their educational goals through the University of North Carolina System,” Martha Cobb, a member of the credit union’s local advisory board, said in the release. “Our commitment to education remains strong as we enter into the ninth year of this great program. On behalf of the SECU Foundation, I am proud to award this scholarship.”
Abrams, the daughter of Jadon and Amy Abrams, will attend N.C. State University.
The credit union provides 1.9 million state employees and their families consumer financial services through its network of 254 branches and 1,100 automatic teller machines, a phone service center and ncsecu.org, the release says.
The foundation is a 501c(3) nonprofit group that promotes local community development primarily through high-impact projects in education, health and human services.