Boeing Employees' Credit Union, Seattle, has announced that the BECU Foundation has awarded thirty-eight $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and full-time college students. Thirty-two graduating high school seniors and six full-time college students were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship at a special award ceremony. The scholarships were the sixth group to be granted by the Foundation since its formation in January, 1995. In 1996, the Credit Union established a $1 million dollar endowment to the BECU Foundation to continue awarding student scholarships. Scholarship recipients were chosen on the basis of participation in community and school activities, leadership, and academic achievement. "Given our philosophy as a credit union, community involvement is an important part the scholarship process," said BECU Foundation Executive Director Tara Cramer. BECU has over $3.1 billion in assets and serves over 300,000 members. Paragon Federal Credit Union, Washington Township, N.J., has recently awarded two $1,000 scholarships through its Carl Strong Memorial Scholarship Fund. Student members David Keyser from Mahwah H.S. and Jeff Schadt from Kinnelon H.S. were selected from over 100 Paragon members based on their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community activities, teacher references and exceptional leadership qualities. The Carl Strong Memorial Fund, named in honor of credit union founder Carl Strong, was established to help deserving members in their senior year of high school to defray the costs of continuing their education. The majority of monies for this fund are raised at Paragon FCU's annual Golf Classic. In addition, congresswoman Marge Roukema was the guest of honor at the credit union's Town Hall Meeting. Approximately 60 members of Paragon including Mayor Rudy Wenzel, gathered at the credit union to hear the Congresswoman speak as well as share their concerns and thoughts about various issues, ranging from gun control to security over the Internet. PFCU has $247 million in assets and serves 51,817 members. CEFCU, Peoria, Ill., has awarded "Member Appreciation Scholarships" to six Bradley University undergraduates. Each of the six recipients received a $4,000 scholarship to Bradley for the 2000-2001 academic year. The winning six Bradley undergraduate members Gregory Dunlap; Eric Larson; Chad Morrill; John Redlingshafer; Michele Reyling; and Aaron Stepansky were selected based on their outstanding academic achievement. The scholarships are part of CEFCU's $1 million pledge to Bradley University's Centennial Campaign. The credit union views the contribution as an investment toward building a strong future work force and community leaders in Central Illinois. CEFCU has $1.9 billion in assets and serves more than 212,000 members.