SECU Foundation Provides Bridge to Career Scholarships for Non-Degree Students

RALEIGH, N.C. (December 1, 2022) - The State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation has provided renewed funding for up to 30 Wake Tech non-degree students to receive a $500 Bridge to Career scholarship.

The scholarships will support eligible students who register for accelerated, non-degree courses in eight career fields – biotechnology, business, construction and maintenance, health care and wellness, hospitality and personal services, information and digital technology, public safety and transportation.

SECU Foundation representatives visited Wake Tech today for a check presentation.

"Wake Tech is extremely grateful for the support that the SECU Foundation provides to our non-degree students who are seeking short-term training to prepare for the workforce," said Anthony Caison, the college's vice president of Workforce Continuing Education. "This support will help our students climb the ladder to obtain necessary training for a promising career."

"This scholarship program is an essential piece of the SECU Foundation's scholarship offerings, filling the gap with support for individuals seeking a job in a high-demand trade industry or enhancing their education with new skills to advance their career," said SECU Foundation Executive Director Jama Campbell. "North Carolina has an excellent community college system, and we are proud to work together with state educators to help North Carolinians work toward a better future."

In 2018, the SECU Foundation introduced the Bridge to Career Program, which is designed to help remove financial barriers for North Carolina community college students seeking to obtain state-regulated or industry-recognized credentials that lead to sustainable-wage careers within their local communities. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of registration, fees, books, course-specific supplies and credentialing exams.

Learn more about Wake Tech's non-degree programs at

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