Four hundred eighty-two applicants, a 30% increase over the previous year, vied for $12,000 in scholarships through the popular offering. Applicants applied in three categories; essays, photos, and videos.
“SECU has always been a strong supporter of financial wellness initiatives and helping our members achieve their dreams through education,” said Dave Sweiderk, President and CEO of SECU, Maryland’s largest credit union. “Promoting the CU Scholarship to our member-base supports these goals. Helping was the easy part. Our members did the hard work by applying in record numbers, showing how important this program is to them. We thank the CU Foundation of MD|DC for giving our members this opportunity.”
Essay, video, and photo-submissions were rated by 113 judges who chose the top scholarship-winning entries.
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