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Self-Help Community Scholarships

2020 Scholarship Winners



2020 Self-Help Scholarship recipients

Each branch of Self-Help Credit Union in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Florida is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a local student. The purpose is to provide support and public recognition to students of any age who have shown a commitment to service in their community.


Eligible applicants must be attending, or accepted to attend, a post-secondary educational institution. Eligible institutions include universities, colleges, technical schools, trade and vocational institutions. Self-Help employees, board and committee members and their immediate families are not eligible. 

Application Process

All applicants must submit a scholarship application—see the link above. Deadline for applying is May 14, 2021.

Selection Process

A selection committee made up of community leaders or branch members will review each application and select the recipient. The recipient will be notified by credit union staff, and we will ask each winner to provide a photograph that may be displayed on Self-Help’s website and other public channels.

Scholarship Amount

The amount to be awarded is $1000 from each credit union branch. 


The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient’s school. The funds may be used for tuition, room, board, books or materials.  A letter of acceptance or proof of enrollment from an educational institution is required. This documentation may be submitted with the application or any time prior to the payment.

Click here for more information on the scholarship policy.