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Self-Help Credit Union Invests in Students Who Give Back to our Community

Annual Scholarship Application Deadline, April 30

Feb 28, 2020

February 28, 2020 — Self-Help Credit Union ( is offering a $1,000 scholarship 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 be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution, which includes colleges, universities, technical, trade and vocational schools. 

Established in 2015, last year each Self-Help Credit Union branch awarded one $1,000 scholarship, totaling $29,000 to students striving to make a positive impact on the future.

Scholarship applications and guidelines can be found at any Self-Help CU branch or office, or online at

Applications must be returned to a local branch or mailed to Self-Help Credit Union, Attn: Kayla Lance, 59 Chestnut St. W. Suite 1, Rosman, NC 28772 by no later than Friday, April 30, 2020. Applications may also be emailed to

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 (336) 249-5642
  • Maiden 505A Island Ford Road
  • Morganton 705 West Fleming Driveet
  • 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


  • Eastern North Carolina Branches (7)

  • Gastonia at 405 S Chester Street
  • Kinston at 1910 West Vernon Avenue
  • Laurinburg at 701 South Main Street
  • Pineville at 10827 Pineville Road (d/b/a Greater Piedmont CU)
  • Roanoke Rapids at 1330 E. 10th St.
  • Wilmington at 307 South College Road
  • Windsor at 302 W. Granville St
  • Wilson at 2301 Madison Drive


  • South Carolina (3)

  • Columbia at 1835 Assembly Street, Suite 870
  • Columbia at 1724 Bush River Road
  • Greenville at 115 West Antrim Drive


  • Florida (5)

  • Apopka at 667 West Orange Blossom Trail
  • Jacksonville Downtown at 21 West Church Street, Ste. 1202
  • Jacksonville Kendall Town at 9580 Hutchinson Park Drive
  • Jacksonville Westside at 3033 Lenox Ave
  • Pierson at 111 Fountain Drive


  • Galax, Virginia at 305 Railroad Avenue

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 77,000 members through 33 branches and offices in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. More information about Self-Help Credit Union can be found at


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2020

For More Information, Contact: 

Jenny Shields, Director of Media Relations, Center for Community Self-Help

Direct Line: 919.794.6798  Cell: 919.695.2037 | Email:


About Self-Help

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. 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.