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Five students from Baltimore area among 2021 SECU scholarship winners

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Lenora Knowles
Lenora Knowles from Baltimore City, will attend the University of Maryland, College Park Courtesy Photo/SECU

Baltimore— SECU, Maryland’s largest state chartered credit union, announced its 2021 SECU MD Foundation Scholarship Recipients. The SECU MD Foundation Scholarship Program awarded $115,000 in scholarships to 28 SECU members spanning communities across the state who will be attending a trade, technical school, college or university for the fall 2021 semester.

Since the Scholarship Program’s inception in 2007, SECU and the SECU MD Foundation have awarded over $700,000 in scholarships to more than 250 students statewide to help offset the financial burden of earning a degree.

In recognition of the Scholarship Program’s 15th anniversary, the program is awarding $115,000 in scholarships for the 2021–22 academic year. The program exemplifies SECU’s ongoing commitment to empower access to education.

“Our Scholarship Program is built on the foundational tenet that cost shouldn’t serve as a barrier to pursuing one’s dreams,” said Becky Smith, EVP and chief strategy & marketing officer for SECU Maryland and executive director of the SECU MD Foundation. “Instead, this is a bright opportunity that opens doors for the next generation of changemakers.”

While recipients enjoyed a virtual celebration in 2020 due to the necessary safety precautions of the pandemic, the SECU MD Foundation celebrated this year’s winners in a drive-thru celebration with fanfare at the corporate office on June 24, 2021.

The five Baltimore City and Baltimore County scholarship winner are: Lenora Knowles, Baltimore City; Benjamin Tellie, Catonville; Tyliah McDonald, Halethorpe (not pictured); Ericka Lowery, Rosedale; and Grant Mobley, Timonium.

The SECU MD Foundation’s 2022 Scholarship Program will be launched by February 2022. For more information or any questions about the scholarship program, visit: [email protected].

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Benjamin Tellie
Benjamin Tellie from Catonsville, Baltimore County, will attend George Washington University Courtesy Photo/SECU
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Grant Mobley
Grant Mobley from Timonium, Baltimore County, will attend American University Courtesy Photo/SECU

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Ericka Lowery
Ericka Lowery from Rosedale, Baltimore County, will be attend the Community College of Baltimore County Courtesy Photo/SECU

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