Georgetown Kraft Credit Union, Georgetown, S.C., awarded five area high school students $1,000 scholarships. The scholarship can be used to offset the cost of tuition, books or room and board at any two or four-year college. A four-person committee comprised of Georgetown Kraft volunteers selected the recipients based on their academic and extracurricular activities at school, community involvement, services, work and leadership experience. The recipients were: Brian Owners of Carvers Bay High School who will be attending Francis Marion University, Philip Russell of Waccamaw high School who will be attending the University of South Carolina, Garrett Swann of Georgetown High School who will be attending Clemson University, Courtney Washington of Hemingway High School who will be attending Columbia College and Brittany Watson of Carvers Bay High School who will be attending Clemson University.
Delta Community Credit Union, Atlanta, gave $5,000 scholarships to three first-time college freshmen. Over 200 applications were judged based on scholastic achievement, leadership, community involvement, a personal essay and membership in Delta Community. In addition to the scholarships, Delta Community awarded the top three runners-up a laptop computer. The scholarship winners and runners-up were: Amy Evans from Fayetteville, Ga. who plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall and major in chemistry, Erich Hodges from Brush Prairie, Wash., who plans to attend Iowa State University and enter the pre-veterinary program and Godfrey Ilonzo III from Atlanta who plans to attend Harvard University and major in molecular cellular biology, Jordan Krenz from Marietta, Ga., who plans to attend the University of Georgia to major in history and law, Seth Ramey from Denton, Texas, who plans to attend Southern Methodist University to major in business and broadcasting and Amanda Snekszer from Acworth, Ga., who plans to attend Johns Hopkins University and major in biomedical engineering.
Vantage Credit Union, St. Louis, awarded 25 Quest For Education Scholarships to area high school seniors. The scholarships combined total $37,500. In the past 25 years, Vantage has awarded over $450,000 in scholarships to area high school seniors. Each scholarship winner was chosen based on a combination of a student-written essay, appropriate honors and awards, participation in extra curricular, community and volunteer activities, employment, recommendation letters and credit union membership. Scholarship judges consisted of local educators, Vantage board and supervisory committee members and employees. A portion of the scholarships funds are raised through an annual golf tournament.
California Coast Credit Union, San Diego, awarded five scholarships totaling $13,000 to high school seniors planning to attend college full-time this full. California Coast also announced that its scholarship program is now named after retiring President/CEO Jim McPheters. One $5,000 scholarship was awarded and four scholarships were awarded in the amount of $2,000 each.
Robins Federal Credit Union, Warner Robins, Ga., announced the winners of the its most excellent senior team scholarship. The winners will each receive four-year scholarships of $4,000 each. Each year, Robins Federal selects five graduating high school seniors who are also members of the credit union. This years winners are: Benjamin Bennett from Rutland High School who plans to attend Georgia Institute of Technology and major in architecture, Michael Henry from Swainsboro High School who plans to attend East Georgia College and major in engineering, Tara Jayde Nail from Swainsboro High School who plans to attend Georgia Institute of Technology and major in mathematics and chemistry, Tabitha Williford from Perry High School who plans to attend Georgia Southern University and major in biology and Kyle Yan from Warner Robins High School who plans to attend Georgia Institute of Technology and major in mechanical engineering.