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Self-Help Credit Union Invests in Student Leaders Who Give Back to Our Community

by The Urban News

Self-Help Credit Union branches at 391 S. French Broad and 1911 Hendersonville Rd. are each offering a $1,000 scholarship to a local student who demonstrates a commitment to community service.

Applicants will be evaluated on their record of leadership and volunteer experience giving back to their local community. Students from our local area must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution, which includes colleges, universities, technical, trade, and vocational schools.

Self-Help has provided scholarships to local students since 2015 as a way to help strengthen communities and support higher education to improve lives. Each branch awards a scholarship to a student from its neighboring community. Last year branches across the Southeast invested over $33,000 in student leaders striving to make a positive impact on the future.

More information can be found at self-help.org/scholarships. Online applications must be received later than Friday, March 31, 2023.

About Self-Help Credit Union

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 underserved areas and has expanded into affordable housing and real estate development, charter schools, green lending, and other neighborhood initiatives to help build strong, sustainable communities.

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

Self-Help Credit Union is one of the fastest-growing community development financial institutions in the country with over $1.64 billion in assets and serving more than 91,000 members in 37 branches—eight in Florida, 22 in North Carolina, six in South Carolina, and one in Virginia. It is part of the national Center for Community Self-Help, a family of non-profit organizations with a mission to create and…

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