Robeson Community College

Sarah Nance, Kelsey Elk and Amanda Gerber receive State Employees’ Credit Union Scholarships to study at Robeson Community College

Courtesy photo | The State Employees’ Credit Union recently awarded three scholarships to Amanda Gerber, left, Sarah Nance, and Kelsey Elk. Gerber received a $750 scholarship to continue her education in paramedics, and Nance and Elk received a two-year, $5,000 scholarship to study marketingand nursing respectively.

LUMBERTON — Sarah Nance, Kelsey Elk and Amanda Gerber recently received State Employees’ Credit Union scholarships to study at Robeson Community College.

SECU members provide two “People Helping People” scholarships to each of 58 community colleges in NorthCarolina. To date, more than $6 million has been awarded to help hundreds of college students in North Carolina continue their education.

Nance and Elk were added to this list when they received the scholarship, a two-year scholarship valued at $5,000 each, to study at RCC. Nance is pursuing her associate’s degree in marketing with hopes of transferring to The University of North Carolina at Wilmington to continue her studies. Elk plans to enroll in the nursing program at RCC.

Bonnie Canady, vice president of SECU, and Jeanette Baker, an RCC instructor and SECU local advisory board member, presented another scholarship to Gerber — the SECU Continuing Education Scholarship. Gerber plans to use the one-time $750 scholarship to continue working towards paramedic certification.

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