Self-Help Credit Union Awards 27k in Scholarships Scholarships Awarded for Commitment to Community Service Sep 18, 2020 [Durham, NC | September 18, 2020] -- Twenty-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. Two $500 scholarships were awarded to twins in Galax, Virginia. 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. This year, total of $27,000 was awarded. 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-to-moderate income families and communities of color build wealth, repair credit and achieve their financial goals. Scholarships are awarded each year in the spring. A full list of winners are attached. Learn more at www.self-help.org and www.self-helpfcu.org. 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. SELF-HELP CREDIT UNION 2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS NORTH CAROLINA BRANCHES Asheville Aryeon Alise Warren Shivers Asheville (South) Chandler Jackson Brevard Marleigh Meals Charlotte Poulleth Atziry Jimenez Rios Charlotte (First Legacy) Marcus Manley Durham (West Main) Traci Thompson Greensboro Tyler Rhodes Hendersonville Jeffrey Smith Kinston Angela Duran Laurinburg Alexis Patterson Lexington David Conklin Maiden Anthony Dye Morganton Zachary Laibinis Old Fort Anna Roland Rocky Mount Tarod Brown Rosman Callie Owen Wilmington Gabrielle Laraia Wilson Kyra Woodard Windsor Aren Buffaloe SOUTH CAROLINA BRANCHES Columbia (Assembly St) Kyra Alexander Columbia (Bush River) Jordan Kuck VIRGINIA BRANCHES Galax Kaitlyn and Hailey Edwards FLORIDA BRANCHES Apopka Lilianna Alvarez Jacksonville (Lenox) Caia Davis Jacksonville (Kendall) Maya McCall Jacksonville (Jea Tower) Paris Richardson Pierson Jose Cervantes ### 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 2020 News Releases 10/12/20 - Donnetta Collier is the new Financial Capabilities Coach for Self-Help Credit Union in Charlotte 09/18/20 - Self-Help Credit Union Awards 27k in Scholarships 07/17/20 - Seaway, a division of Self-Help Federal Credit Union and Guaranteed Rate, Inc.,. 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Since 1980, Self-Help has provided over $8.5 billion in financing to 150,000 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 over 150,000 people in California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help is the umbrella organization for the Self-Help family of nonprofit organizations, which includes Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending.