Northeast Community Credit Union awards the William L. Armstrong Scholarship annually to qualifying credit union members who are graduating from high school and will be attending college this year.

The scholarship was originally established to honor William L. Armstrong, one of the founding members of Northeast Community Credit Union who continues to serve as Director Emeritus.  To qualify for the scholarship, students must be enrolled at local high schools or homeschool approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, must have his or her own NCCU account, and plan to enter college for the following summer or fall semester.  As part of the selection process, students are required to submit a 500-word typed essay on how one person can make a difference in the world.

This year, the scholarships were awarded to Taylor Hicks of Cloudland High School; Elijah Smith of Elizabethton High School; Kylie Odom of Hampton High School; Ryan Eggers of Happy Valley High School; Alana Parsons of Unaka High School and Luke Anglin of Homelife Academy

Students are recommended by teachers and leaders in the community.  They exemplify good citizenship in the classrooms and are active in volunteer work in the local area.