June 2018

SECU MD Foundation Awards $100,000 in Scholarships

In an awards ceremony held on June 13 at SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University, the SECU MD Foundation awarded $100,000 to 45 winners of its three scholarship programs.

This year’s recipients came from across the state and call communities like Cumberland, Timonium, Rockville, and Baltimore home. There were also three out-of-state recipients who plan to attend college in Maryland. Some know exactly what career path they want to pursue, while others are still undecided. They all have one thing in common though. They all understand the importance of continuing their education to pursue their dreams, and we look forward to seeing them embrace the challenges ahead on their path to getting their degree.

“The SECU MD Foundation is dedicated to helping our members and our communities through activities like our Scholarship Programs,” said Rod Staatz, President and CEO of SECU.  “We are honored to be part of helping these students reach their full potential through education.”

The Winners

State Employee Scholarship

The State Employee Scholarship is for Maryland State employees and their immediate family members who are planning to attend college, graduate school, or trade school. Winners had to submit a 500 – 750 word essay or two-minute video that discusses Student Financial Literacy. Congratulations to the State Employee Scholarship winners:

  • Vasilis Anagnostopoulos-King, University of Maryland College Park
  • Megan Bradley, West Virginia University
  • Georgia Grace Edwards, Middlebury College
  • Valerie Hines, Morgan State University
  • Christina Kelly, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Dayna Mayo-Harris, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Natalya Moody, George Mason University
  • Briella Moon, University of Maryland College Park
  • Erin Murray, St. John’s University
  • Alex Pensinger, Hagerstown Community College
  • Morgan Pettebone, University of Maryland College Park
  • Lauren Ritter, University of South Carolina
  • Ryan Ritzes, University of Maryland College Park
  • Stella Rubinson, University of Maryland College Park
  • Joseph Salamy, University of Maryland College Park
  • Michael Shier, University of Maryland Baltimore Carey School of Law
  • Madisyn Steinberg, University of Delaware
  • Anna Thomann, University of Maryland College Park
  • Mariana Torres, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Justin White, University of Maryland Baltimore County

SECU - University System of Maryland (USM) Scholarship

The SECU-USM Scholarship Program is for all graduating high school seniors, current USM students, and students transferring to any of USM’s 12 institutions. Applicants were required to submit a 500-750 word essay or a two-minute video on Student Loan Debt. Congratulations to the SECU-USM Scholarship winners:

  • Adaeze Amaefule, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Vasilis Anagnostopoulos-King, University of Maryland College Park
  • Catherine Andrews, Towson University
  • Jon Guidera, University of Maryland College Park
  • Sunaina Gupta, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Emma Hammer, University of Maryland College Park
  • Andrew Hylton, Towson University
  • Erika Lewis, Towson University
  • Isaiah Lewis, Bowie State University
  • Holly Long, Towson University
  • Briella Moon, University of Maryland College Park
  • Emma Niner, Towson University
  • Lauren Pahutski, Towson University
  • Stephanie Prem, Towson University
  • Andrew Scarbrough, University of Maryland College Park
  • Graham Schuckman, University of Maryland College Park
  • Daniela Velasquez, Towson University
  • Quinn Wandalowski, University of Maryland College Park
  • Daniele Wilson, Bowie State University
  • Monique Cropp-Puckett, University of Maryland University College

Donald Tynes Sr. Scholarship

Named after longtime SECU Board member and former Chairman of the Board, the Donald Tynes Sr. Scholarship is for Morgan State University sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in the Graves School of Business and Management. Applicants had to submit a 500 – 700 word essay or a two-minute video on Commitment and Values. Congratulations to the Donald Tynes Sr. Scholarship winners:

  • Imani Dews
  • Emanuel Jones
  • Daisha Madden
  • Joianna Wallace
  • Kiley Williams