SAFE Federal Credit Union awards scholarships to area students

July 27, 2021

Eleven South Carolina high school students were awarded $1,000 each towards their education as part of SAFE Federal Credit Union’s long-standing scholarship program.

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.

“These students will make significant contributions to our community one day.” said President and CEO Michael Baker. “SAFE Federal Credit Union is proud to help them on their path to educational success.”

Students receiving scholarships are:

  • Asaad Moses, Lakewood High School, Coastal Carolina University
  • Tariq Isaiah Coard, Scott’s Branch High School, Erskine College
  • Braden Waters, Brookland-Cayce High School, Furman University
  • Ashanti Shepard, Lugoff-Elgin High School, UofSC Columbia
  • Jynaia Thomas, Ridge View High School, Clemson University
  • Spencer Reagan Blackwell, Lexington High School, UofSC Beaufort
  • Kiaundra Maple, C.E. Murray High School, UofSC Upstate Spartanburg
  • Gabriel Paul Collier, Clarendon Hall, Erskine College
  • Jade River Leviner, Thomas Sumter Academy, UofSC Sumter
  • Brennan Smith, The Carolina Academy, UofSC Columbia
  • Jada K Wyrick, Lee Academy, Central Carolina Technical College

The annual scholarship awards are part of SAFE’s ongoing commitment to education and schools throughout the South Carolina Midlands.


About SAFE Federal Credit Union

SAFE Federal Credit Union, founded in 1955, is the one of the largest financial institutions based in South Carolina with over $1 billion in total assets, 126,000 members, and 17 branches. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or goes to school in Sumter, Lee, Kershaw, Clarendon, and Florence counties, as well as parts of Richland, and Lexington counties. Membership is also open to employees of more than 500 companies located throughout the Midlands and relatives of those eligible to join. Connect with us at, on or @SAFEFCU.