Security Service Federal Credit Union, San Antonio, awarded $16,000 in scholarships to high school students in the San Antonio area and Colorado. Scholarship winners were: Laura Hernandez, Noah Pierce, Bethany Fowler, Kate Wiemers, Anthony Fisher and Brandt Zook. Since the scholarship program started in 1990, Security Service has awarded more than $128,000 to 180 college-bound students. Recipients are chosen based on outstanding academic achievement, character and community involvement.
Bronco Federal Credit Union, Franklin, Va., awarded six scholarships to seniors in the class of 2008. The scholarship winners demonstrated excellent community and extracurricular activity involvement as well as strong academics throughout their high school careers. The recipients were: Jesse Jordan ($5,000), Sarah Williamson ($5,000), Jack Howell ($2,500), Kylee Ponder ($10,000), Seth Drery ($2,500) and Mollie Blythe ($5,000).
Universal 1 Credit Union, Dayton, Ohio, awarded two $1,000 scholarships to two members. Danielle Rust, a senior at Centerville High School and Joshua Brown senior at Dacula High School were the recipients. Rust is planning to attend the University of Cincinnati to study accounting. Brown is planning to attend the University of Georgia to major in business. The scholarship opportunity was available to all high school seniors who were members and who were considering post-secondary education at an accredited college of university.
Foothill Federal Credit Union, Arcadia, Calif., awarded $10,000 in college scholarships to local students. Five students each received a $2,000 scholarship to help defer expenses to attend an accredited college in the fall of 2008. The recipients were: Jasmine Corona from San Dimas High School, Joseph Woo from Rowland High School, Dheemanth Manjunath from Arcadia High School, Francesca Medina from St. Lucy's Priory High School and Fidel Chavez from Duarte High School.
Silver State Schools Credit Union, Las Vegas, announced its 2008 scholarship winners. Each of the scholarships, which are named for three long-time volunteers, awards $2,000 annually, renewable for up to four years. They are each awarded to seniors who demonstrate excellence in academics, athletics and community service. For 2008 Silver State added the William Moore Scholarship, named after director Bill Moore and a second needs-based scholarship. The Arlene Parkinson scholarship was awarded to Ashley Artmann who will graduate from Green Valley High School and attend Stanford University to study English and communications. The Bart Roche scholarship was awarded to Magda Nowinski who will graduate from Clark High School and attend the University of Nevada, Reno to study political science. The Leonard Petoske scholarship was awarded to Kristi Bradford who will graduate from Rancho High School and attend Harvard to study astrophysics/astronomy. The William Moore scholarship was awarded to Anupa Gewali who will graduate from Green Valley High School and attend the University of Rochester to study biology and journalism. The SSSCU scholarship was awarded to Meghan Strickley who graduated early with honors from Foothill High School and will attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to purse theatre arts. The second SSCU scholarship was awarded to Jerry Dean Smith who will graduate from Liberty High School and attend the University of Nevada, Reno, to pursue a career in video game programming, design or animation.
Kent County Credit Union, Grand Rapids, Mich., announced the recipients of its 2008 annual scholarship. The two recipients were Jenison High School senior, Kathryn Brinks and Creston High School senior, Samantha Larson. Each recipient was awarded $1,000 by the board of directors at the annual meeting.
Fiberglass Federal Credit Union, Newark, Ohio, awarded three area high school students a $1,000 scholarship. The recipients were: Mitchell Harble of Newark, a senior at Licking Valley High School, Kevin Matteson of Pickerington, a senior at Pickerington North High School, and Stephanie Sherburn of Newark, a senior at Licking Valley High School. To qualify for the annual Cindy Roback memorial scholarship award an applicant must be a high school senior, in pursuit of post-secondary education of any kind and a member of Fiberglass.
Tobyhanna Federal Credit Union, Springfield, Mo., announced the winners of its John Paul Ruggiero scholarship at its 54th annual meeting. The winners were: David Homanko, Hazleton area, and Kailey Bedford from West Scranton High School and Michael Anthony Kachmarksy from Wyoming Area High School. Applicants for the scholarship must be a credit union member and attending a two- or four-year accredited post-secondary institution in either the fall or spring semesters. Three levels of awards are honored based on the review of submitted applications received from the participants. Scholarships are based on the student's academic achievement, community involvement, activities and demonstrated financial need.