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Self-Help Credit Union Offers Scholarships to Students Who Give Back to Our Community

Annual Scholarship Application Deadline, April 15

Jan 31, 2022

[Durham, NC | January 31, 2022] — Self-Help Credit Union ( is offering $1,000 scholarships to students who demonstrate a commitment to community service. Applicants will be evaluated on their leadership and proven commitment to serving our community. Students must apply through their nearest Self-Help branch and be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution, which includes colleges, universities, technical, trade and vocational schools. 

Established in 2015, last year Self-Help Credit Union branches awarded scholarships totaling $33,000, to students striving to make a positive impact on the future.

Applications must be completed online or returned to a local branch by no later than Friday, April 15, 2022. Scholarship applications and guidelines can be found at your nearest branch, at any Self-Help CU office or online at

Self-Help works nationwide to provide fair and affordable financial products that help low-to moderate income families and communities of color build wealth, repair credit and achieve their financial goals.

Self-Help’s branch locations are listed below:

Western North Carolina Region Branches (13)

  • Asheville at 391 South French Broad Avenue
  • South Asheville at 1911 Hendersonville Road
  • Brevard at 40 Forest Gate Dr. in Pisgah Forest
  • Charlotte at 1065 Providence Rd.
  • Charlotte at 431 Beatties Ford Rd
  • Greensboro at 3400 Battleground Avenue
  • Hendersonville at 855 Spartanburg Highway
  • Lexington at (336) 300-8811 (no public access)
  • Maiden at 528 E. Main Street
  • Morganton at 204 Carbon City RoaDud
  • Old Fort at 217 Catawba Street
  • Rosman at 59 Chestnut Street West Suite 1
  • Salisbury at 2146 Statesville Boulevard

North Carolina Raleigh/Durham Triad/Triangle Branches (2)

  • Durham at 123 W Main St
  • Durham at 601 S. Mangum
  • Raleigh at 7029 Harps Mill Road

Eastern North Carolina Branches (8)

  • Kinston at 1910 West Vernon Avenue
  • Laurinburg at 701 South Main Street
  • Roanoke Rapids at 1330 E. 10th St.
  • Rocky Mount at 101 Tarboro Street
  • Wilmington at 307 South College Road
  • Wilson at 2301 Madison Drive
  • Windsor at 302 W. Granville St

South Carolina (3)

  • Columbia at 1835 Assembly Street, Suite 870
  • Columbia at 1724 Bush River Road
  • Greenville at 300 Garlington Road

Florida (6)

  • Apopka at 667 West Orange Blossom Trail
  • Deland at 1104 S. Woodland Blvd
  • Jacksonville Downtown at 21 West Church Street, Ste. 1202
  • Jacksonville Kendall Town at 9580 Hutchinson Park Drive
  • Jacksonville Westside at 3033 Lenox Ave
  • River City at 13134 Wolf Bay Dr.


  • Galax, Virginia (no public access) at (276) 238-4637

Self-Help Credit Union was founded in 1984 with $77 in proceeds from a bake sale. It initially focused on helping small businesses and home buyers in under-served areas, and has expanded into real estate development and green lending to help build stronger communities.  Self-Help now serves more than 92,500 members in 32 branches and offices in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

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, Center for Community Self-Help
Direct Line: 919.794.6798  Cell: 919.695.2037