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Media Release


Self-Help Credit Union Awards Over 27k in Scholarships

Aug 9, 2021

[Durham, NC | August 10, 2021] -- Thirty students received a $1,000 scholarship from Self-Help Credit Union (Self-Help), a financial organization that works nationwide to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. Self-Help branches in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia awarded scholarships to students who demonstrated a proven commitment to community service through leadership or volunteer activities.

Established in 2015, the awards recognize student leaders who strive to make a positive impact on the future.  Students must attend or be planning to attend vocational school or college.

Self-Help Credit Union works nationwide to provide fair and affordable financial products that help low-wealth families and communities of color build savings, repair credit and achieve their financial goals.  Scholarships are awarded each year in the spring.

Self-Help Credit Union is part of the Center for Community Self-Help (Self-Help), a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided over $9.3 billion in financing to 175,766 families, individuals and businesses. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves 167,070 people in California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin.  More information about Self-Help Credit Union can be found at self-help.org.

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Full list of winners below

NORTH CAROLINA BRANCHES

ASHEVILLE

Greta Kjellquist

ASHEVILLE (SOUTH)

Molly Malachowski

BREVARD

Shade Wilbanks

CHARLOTTE

Marcus Manley

CHARLOTTE (FIRST LEGACY)

Simon Getahun

DURHAM (MANGUM STREET)

Ryan Byrd

GREENSBORO

Rogelio Perez Montero

HENDERSONVILLE

Katie Robinson

KINSTON

Lintorion Grandy

LAURINBURG

Natasha Villalobos

LEXINGTON

Hunter Austin

MAIDEN

Aubree Ikard

MORGANTON

Yanira Cristobal

OLD FORT

Madison Harris

RALEIGH

Morgan Tatem

ROCKY MOUNT

Myracle Gonzalez

ROSMAN

Gabrielle Hightower

WILMINGTON

Makoa Surigao

WILSON

Princess Alston

WINDSOR

Tirah Spivey

SOUTH CAROLINA BRANCHES

 

COLUMBIA (ASSEMBLY ST)

Zaniya Williams

COLUMBIA (BUSH RIVER)

DeMarcus Hammond  

GREENVILLE

Yaminah Ragwar-Hayes

VIRGINIA BRANCH

GALAX

Adrianna Salyer

FLORIDA BRANCHES

APOPKA

Lidia Galeas

DELAND

Hailey Arias

JACKSONVILLE (WESTSIDE)

Kellyn Hooker

JACKSONVILLE (KENDALL)

Parker Rossignol

JACKSONVILLE (JEA TOWER)

Catherine Williams

RIVER CITY

Carson Murray

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

For More Information, Contact:

Jenny Shields, Director of Media Relations, Self-Help Credit Union
Direct Line: 919.794.6798 Cell: 919.695.2037 Email: Jenny.Shields@self-help.org