SECU offering annual scholarships to Maryland State Employees again


— SECU, Maryland’s largest financial cooperative— will once again offer scholarships to Maryland state employees and their immediate family members who will attend college, graduate school, or trade school in the fall of 2015.

“The State Employee Scholarship Program represents an essential part of SECU’s continuing commitment to make both financial and scholastic education available to our members,” says Peggy Young, vice president of Marketing at SECU. “Doing so enables the communities we serve throughout Maryland to become stronger and financially healthier, one member and one household at a time.”

Over the past eight years, SECU has awarded nearly $250,000 in scholarships to Maryland state employees and family members through the State Employee Scholarship Program.

This year, applicants will be required to submit an essay or video on the following questions: Explain your understanding of the difference between a credit union and a bank. What do you see as the benefits of being a member of a credit union as opposed to being a customer of a bank? How do you see a credit union making a difference in your financial future?

To be eligible for SECU’s State Employee Scholarship Program, applicants must be current or retired Maryland state employees or members of the immediate families of current or retired Maryland state employees. Winners must be enrolled or accepted into a college, university, trade, or technical school. Twelfth graders who plan to attend college next fall are also eligible.

Winners of the 2015 scholarship awards will be announced on May 12. Eligibility will be verified. The deadline for applications is April 10.

For more information, application form, and submission guidelines, visit