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SECU "People Helping People" Scholarship

The SECU "Foundation People Helping People Scholarship" program will award at least one scholarship valued at $10,000 (payable at $1,250 per semester) to an RCS graduating senior attending one of the 16 constituent campuses of the UNC System. Each graduating senior that meets the eligibility criteria and submits an application will be considered for the scholarship.

  • Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a senior at a North Carolina public high school

  • Must be a SECU member or is eligible for membership through a parent/guardian

  • Must be a United States citizen, a resident of North Carolina, and eligible for in-state tuition

  • Must be accepted to attend one of the 16 UNC system universities as a full-time undergraduate

  • Must have demonstrated scholastic achievement with a 2.5 or higher unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • Must have demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement

  • Complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) as a part of the application (preferred).

Students must submit a complete electronic application, an official acceptance letter to one of the 16 qualifying institutions, a color headshot, a biography essay, and a signed consent form to Mr. Hicks ( by March 4th, 2022. For any questions, please reach out to your guidance counselor and/or Ms. Wood (College Advisor). Please see the uploaded documents to review eligibility and complete the electronic application. Paper copies of each form are available in Student Services!

2022 PHP Eligibility Criteria

2022 PHP Application (clink link below)

2022 People Helping People Application (1)
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2022 People Helping People Consent Form

List of UNC System Universities

2022 PHP FAQs

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