Two Wayne Community College students have been awarded $5,000 scholarships from the State Employees’ Credit Union.
Anita Marie Keys of Goldsboro and Tiffany K. Taylor of Seven Springs are recipients of funds from the SECU Foundation People Helping People Two-Year Scholarship Program for NC Community Colleges.
The scholarship can be used to pay for full-time tuition, books, fees, course supplies, and transportation while the students are enrolled at WCC.
Both students are freshmen working toward associate in science degrees. Keys plans to enroll in the college’s nursing program. Taylor is considering enlisting in the Air Force as well as continuing her education.
Based on the SECU’s philosophy of “People Helping People,” the scholarships recognize recipients’ leadership, character, integrity, community involvement, and scholastic achievement.
Each year, the SECU Foundation scholarship program provides two $5,000 “People Helping People” Scholarships to each of the 58 community colleges in North Carolina. To date, over $9 million has been awarded to community college students.