WILMINGTON â€“ Hampstead resident Karmen Palmer recently received a $1,000 scholarship from Alliance Credit Union, which serves residents of New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties.
Palmer, a Cape Fear Community College business major focusing on project management, very much appreciated being selected as the credit unionâ€™s grant recipient.
â€œBy awarding me this scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning,â€ said Palmer, a single mother of three who plans to graduate in the spring of 2012 and pursue a career in project management. â€œYour generosity has made a difference not only in my life, but in the lives of my children as well.â€
â€œThis was the first year we have offered this scholarship, and we are pleased to have been able to support Karmenâ€™s dream of embarking on a new career path in business,â€ said Rachel Lee Robinson, Alliance CU North Carolina business development officer.
The scholarship was offered to a second?year business student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and who was a resident of New Hanover, Pender, or Brunswick counties. Applicants had to submit an essay answering the following questions: â€œWhy did you choose this area of study?â€ and â€œHow will this scholarship benefit you?â€
Students also had to list community outreach projects they had been involved with in the past year. The winner was selected by the Cape Fear Community College Foundation.
About Alliance Credit Union: Alliance Credit Union is a not?for?profit, member?owned financial cooperative that exists to help our members and individuals in our communities build a sustainable financial future. Established in1952, the credit union serves more than 38,000 members, and is open to membership for any individual who lives, works or worships in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Alameda counties in California, and New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties in North Carolina. For more information, visit www.alliancecreditunion.org.