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SAFE Federal Credit Union awards over $27,000 in scholarships to high school seniors


Eleven budding college freshmen are sharing more than $27,000 in scholarship awards from SAFE Federal Credit Union.

SAFE honored the high school seniors at a recent reception hosted at its Sumter headquarters. The students were recognized for their academic leadership, active participation in school activities, and service to their communities.

“SAFE Federal Credit Union and its Board of Directors are proud of these young individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their academics and beyond,” said President and CEO, Michael Baker. “SAFE is investing in the education of our future leaders and we look forward to all the great things these students will accomplish.”

The 2024 scholarship recipients and their selected schools are:


  • Jennifer Boone – Wofford College
  • Paige Felder – University of South Carolina
  • Olivia Ritchie – Anderson University
  • Allison Culick – Clemson University
  • Graceanne Crumpton – Clemson University
  • Macy Ahtonen – University of South Carolina, Sumter
  • Emma Dusenbury – Clemson University
  • Michael Walker – University of South Carolina
  • Gabrielle Miller – University of South Carolina, Sumter
  • Miles Farmer – University of South Carolina
  • Shana Turner – University of South Carolina


SAFE’s scholarship program is managed through a partnership with the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation. Applications are accepted from October 1 to February 1 each year. To learn more about the program and its qualifications, visit

 About SAFE Federal Credit Union

SAFE Federal Credit Union, founded in 1955, is one of the largest financial institutions based in South Carolina with over $1.8 billion in assets, 140,000+ members, and 19 branches. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Sumter, Lee, Kershaw, Clarendon, Florence and parts of Richland and Lexington counties. Membership is also open to employees of more than 400 companies located throughout the Midlands and relatives of those eligible to join. Connect with us at, on or @SAFEFCU.