ASHEBORO (June 11, 2019)
Six Randolph Community College students recently received $500 scholarships thanks to the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU).
The recipients were Kaylee Moore (Paramedic Program), Angela Carter (Basic Law Enforcement Training Program), Ethan Garner (BLET), Stephen Grooms (BLET), Nicholas Ingold (BLET), and Brady White (BLET).
“This scholarship is truly a blessing for students,” said Regina Brewer, RCC’s Director of Public Safety Programs. “Without it, some would not be able to register for the careers they want to go into.”
The SECU Foundation Continuing Education Scholarship Program is designed to remove financial barriers for students seeking to gain new and/or upgrade current job-related skills. Preference will be given to students with limited or no access to financial aid from other programs.
Brewer said the funds must be used for students enrolled in short-term training programs 96 hours or more that lead to a state-regulated or industry-recognized credential, such as emergency medical services (EMS), basic law enforcement training (BLET), nursing assistant, machining, welding, HVAC, and electrical. The funds will be awarded once the student(s) earns their certificate(s) to reimburse payments made for registration fees, book costs, certification fees, and course supplies.
|Six RCC students recently received $500 scholarships from the State Employees' Credit Union. Pictured, top left, is Ethan Garner. At the top right are Nicholas Ingold (left) and Angela Carter. Pictured above are Kaylee Moore (left) and Stephen Grooms. Brady White is not pictured.|
Recipients must be a U.S. citizen and a North Carolina resident living in the College’s service area. The student must also be in one of the following target groups: unemployment insurance claimants, unemployed or underemployed adults, members of the North Carolina National Guard, or military veterans and spouses. Underemployed is defined as individuals earning 200 percent below the federal poverty level. Directors, employees and family members of an employee of the State Employees’ Credit Union or SECU Foundation are not eligible.
Scholarship applications are available in the Continuing Education and Industrial Center office at 413 Industrial Park Avenue. For more information, contact the Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division at 336-633-0268. For a list of RCC’s Continuing Education classes, click here.