BayPort Credit Union, Newport News, Va., awarded more than $50,000 in its annual scholarship. BayPort gave 20 students from the Greater Hampton Roads area scholarships. Catesby Jones delivered a speech about the formation and growth of his company, Peace Frogs, at the scholarship banquet. Since 1961, BayPort has awarded more than $375,000 in scholarships.
Dutch Point Credit Union, Wethersfield, Conn., awarded $1,000 scholarships to five recipients through the new Dorothy J. Sullivan scholarship program launched in 2007. The program was created to honor the achievements of Dorothy J. Sullivan, Dutch Point's previous president/CEO and first employee. The recipients were Jennifer Andrews, who will attend the University of Connecticut, Andrew Glass, who will attend Elon University, Huy Hoang, who will attend Villanova University, Jack Pennito, who will attend Boston University, and Alyssa Woronik, who will attend Sacred Heart University.
American Heritage Federal Credit Union, Philadelphia, offered five college scholarships to credit union members. American Heritage selected recipients based on scholarly merits, community and school involvement, a letter of recommendation and an essay on the importance of using earth's resources effectively. Each recipient was presented with a $1,000 undergraduate college scholarship. Recipients were Amanda Suffian, Casey Sullivan, Danielle Pote, Elizabeth Glinka and John Prendergast.
Consumers Credit Union, Kalamazoo, Mich., awarded scholarships to four students. Each student received $1,000 to use toward college tuition of other related expenses. Zachary Button, Ryan Karnemaat, Stephanie Marie Smith and Jessica Sonnenberg were the recipients. Button will be attending Kalamazoo College to major in engineering and management. Karnemaat will be attending Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to major in mathematics and physics. Smith will be attending Western Michigan University and plans to major in nursing. Sonnenberg will be attending Kalamazoo Valley Community College and plans to become a physician's assistant.
Stark County Chapter of Credit Unions, Massillon, Ohio, announced the winners of its 2008 annual scholarship award. Jennifer Reink was this year's $500 scholarship recipient. Reink graduated from Hoover High School in North Canton, Ohio, and has participated in extracurricular activities that include: Teen Institute, Key Club, student council, executive board historian, mock trial, National Honors Society, REACH and Choice. She will attend the University of Akron BSMD program with plans to attend the Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine.
FAIRWINDS Credit Union, Orlando, Fla., awarded scholarships to five high school seniors in Orange and Seminole counties. Each recipient will receive $1,500 to an accredited college or university. The recipients were Jessica Mitchell, John-Gabriel Gonzalez, Ryan Griffin, Kara Large and Jessica Miller.
Visions Federal Credit Union, Endicott, N.Y., announced that five members were awarded college scholarships in the 2008 Credit Union Association of New York scholarship program. Students were eligible to win scholarships on three difference credit union levels: state, chapter and local. Winners of the $500 scholarship at the state level were Christopher Madl and Adam Davis of Vestal, N.Y.; James Muallally of Apalachin, N.Y.; and Jaime Wright of Johnson City, N.Y., each won a $500 scholarship award by Southern Tier Credit Unions. Thomas Dragon of Owego, N.Y., was the winner of a $500 scholarship from Visions. The recipients were chosen for their outstanding performance in academics, extracurricular achievements and dedication to their communities.
Mountain America Credit Union, Salt Lake City, awarded eight students with scholarships. Five recipients received $1,500 for the Paul Ball scholarship. The recipients were Kent Busco, Zephyr Glass, Staci Harris, Shannon Holt and Kylene Jones. Three recipients received the Mountain American Credit Union/Utah Public Employees' Association scholarship for $1,000 each. The recipients were Semin Feukic, Brianne Garrett and Kourtney Farnsworth.
UVA Community Credit Union, Charlottesville, Va., presented high school seniors from 11 public high schools in its field of membership a scholarship of $1,500. Scholarship recipients were Alycia McDonald, Michael Rafaly, Melanie Suzanne Bianco, Ian Thomas Wendell, Stephanie Jordan O'Connell, Arthur Malik Conley, Chessie R. Pardue, Cassidy Sickman, Danielle R. Estes, Holly Albertson and Brittaney Shifflett.