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Self-Help Credit Union Awards Scholarships to Students Committed to Serving their Community

Jul 5, 2022

[Durham, NC | July 5, 2022] – Thirty-five 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 proven leaders who have shown a commitment to community service and 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 women, low-to-moderate wealth families, rural residents, 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, a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self- Help has provided over $10.5 billion in financing to 198,000 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 182,000 people in California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. More information about Self-Help Credit Union can be found at

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For More Information, Contact:

Jenny Shields, Director of Media Relations, Self-Help Credit Union Direct Line: 919.794.6798 Cell: (919) 584-4379  Email: