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smpl. Powered by South Carolina Federal, Announces 4th Annual Scholarship

Thursday, January 16, 2014

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) – January 16,2014– South Carolina Federal Credit Union announces its fourth annual scholarship competition, awarding a total of $7,500 to three deserving students to use for their college education.

The first place recipient receives $4,000, second place $2,500 and third, $1,000. The online application will be available through March 14, 2014 through smpl., powered by South Carolina Federal, at

Applicants must submit an application, transcript, letter of recommendation and written essay. Students will be asked to demonstrate how the credit union's cooperative philosophy of "People Helping People” has affected their lives. 

Students planning to attend college during the fall 2014 semester are encouraged to apply by March 14, 2014. Submitted applications will be reviewed by the credit union’s scholarship committee, and winners will be selected based on academic performance, school and community involvement, recommendations from school and community leaders and financial need. 

Scholarship winners will be announced by April 15, 2014. For official rules, visit


About South Carolina Federal

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Charleston. More than 140,000 members own and belong to the not-for-profit financial cooperative, which has over $1.3 billion in assets. South Carolina Federal is a community-chartered credit union. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Calhoun, Orangeburg or Georgetown counties, and most of the Columbia area, is eligible to join. South Carolina Federal has 17 branches, and 74 ATMs throughout Charleston, Columbia and Georgetown. More information about South Carolina Federal can be found at or on the SiMPLE CENTS blog at




Contact: Meredith Siemens, VP - Corporate Communications

South Carolina Federal Credit Union

843-569-4359 (office)

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