First Commerce Credit Union Establishes New Scholarship for Southern Regional Technical College Students

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First Commerce Credit Union (FCCU) recently donated $5,000 to establish the new First Commerce Credit Union scholarship for students at Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC). For more than 80 years, FCCU has worked to empower generations of people to enhance their financial well-being. By offering best-in-class financial products and services, free financial education and scholarship programs, FCCU helps to transform the communities they serve.

The initial gift of $5,000 will benefit students who live in FCCU’s service area, which includes Atkinson, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Echols, Decatur, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Mitchell, Thomas, Tift, and Worth counties. Students majoring in SRTC’s School of Business, School of Industrial Technology, and School of Professional Services programs, and who also meet the residency requirement are eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship. Four $500 scholarships will be awarded for the fall and spring semesters, and two $500 scholarships will be awarded for the summer semesters.

“We are proud to partner with Southern Regional Technical College to help support students in our area who want to advance their education in order to pursue a successful career,” said First Commerce CEO Cecilia Homison. “First Commerce continually looks for opportunities to make a difference in the communities we serve, and the SRTC scholarship program is a wonderful way to empower local students to create a path toward long-term financial well-being.”

The SRTC Foundation will manage the scholarship, which became available for the 2023 fall semester. The Foundation’s first priority is to provide support that enhances student learning. SRTC’s Director of Institutional Advancement Christina Reneau said, "We are truly grateful to First Commerce Credit Union for their $5,000 donation to student scholarships at Southern Regional Technical College. Their support shows a strong commitment to education and community growth. With this contribution, we're helping students overcome financial barriers and achieve their academic goals. Thank you, First Commerce Credit Union, for making a meaningful difference in our students' lives. We look forward to a continued partnership."

SRTC offers over 150 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 28 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and Worth counties for the convenience of our students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to

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