Valdosta > Southeastern Credit Union Awards $7,000 in Student Scholarships

| May 15, 2015

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VALDOSTA —  Southeastern Credit Union completed its fifth high school student advisory board in mid-May. Each student who fulfilled their board term received a $500 scholarship to the college of their choosing, totaling $7,000 in student scholarships given by Southeastern for the 2014- 2015 school year.

The fourteen students on this year’s board represented eight schools from across Southeastern’s ten county field of membership. During their term, students met once a month to hear from personal finance experts and discuss financial decisions that will impact their future. New to this year’s curriculum was a tour of the Southeastern Federal Credit Union Financial Trading Center at Valdosta State University, where students heard from VSU Investment Club members and professors on investing in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

Since the Credit Union’s high school student advisory board began in 2010, more than $33,000 in scholarships have been given to local high school seniors. Scholarships are applied to tuition, books, and fees at the college of the student’s choosing.

Students are selected for the board based on several criteria, including an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 and formal application with essay questions. Board members for the upcoming 2015-2016 student advisory board have already been selected.

Southeastern Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution serving South Georgia since 1953. The Credit Union is owned by its 28,000+ members and governed by a member-elected board of directors. Southeastern has branch offices located in Valdosta, Tifton, Moody AFB and Nashville.

Courtney Gooding| Marketing Manager

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