Community Service Leads to Scholarships for Triangle Students

Pair are among 23 chosen from across U.S.
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Two local students have won scholarships for demonstrating a commitment to building a stronger community. Nicholas Julius and Amy Gallegos are among 23 students from across the country who received scholarships from Self-Help Credit Union, a financial organization that works nationwide to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. 

Established in 2015, the awards recognize proven leaders who have shown a commitment to community service and who strive to make a positive impact on the future. In addition to participating in community service, applicants must submit an essay exploring topics that embrace the value of credit unions.

Gallegos, a Durham Public Schools student, plans to major in child development at an in-state college. She received a scholarship from the Self-Help Credit Union branch on West Main Street in Durham.

Julius, now an adult, graduated from Johnston County Schools in Smithfield in 2009 and has volunteered for the American Red Cross disaster team and. He now attends Central Carolina Community College in Sanford with a major in emergency management. Julius received a scholarship from the Self-Help Credit Union branch on South Mangum Street in Durham.

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