SAFE Federal Credit Union awards scholarships to 14 area students


SAFE Federal Credit Union has awarded 14 high school students with $1,000 each toward their college education.

The scholarships were awarded to public and private school students within SAFE's service area. The students were chosen by their respective school districts and awarded based on a variety of criteria, including plans to attend a college, university or technical school in South Carolina.

"An investment towards educating our youth is one SAFE is proud to make," said President and CEO Michael Baker. "These students are our future leaders and visionaries, so it's our privilege to help them with their pursuit of higher education."

Students receiving scholarships are:

- Alicia Wilson, College of Charleston;

- Cory Shane Collins, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College;

- Emily Ellen-Lee Okon, University of South Carolina Columbia;

- Grayce Elaine Strickland, University of South Carolina Sumter;

- Henry Boris Favor Jr., Claflin University;

- James Alexander Glover, Florence-Darlington Technical College;

- Jordan Dashawn Blanding, University of South Carolina Sumter;

- Kayla Rice, Clemson University;

- Ketrell Briggs-Nelson, Benedict College;

- McKenzie Leigh Watts, Florence-Darlington Technical College;

- Samual Aaron Spurlock, University of South Carolina Columbia;

- Shakira M Murphy, Winthrop University;

- Tashaun Perales, Horry-Georgetown College; and

- Victoria Hope Gault, Coastal Carolina University.