Scholarships from Credit Unions
American Airlines Federal Credit Union, Fort Worth, Texas, awarded six $5,000 scholarships to five high school students and one college student. The 2012 AA Credit Union Scholarship recipients were chosen from 247 applicants, all young members from across the country. Two selection committees composed of credit union staff members reviewed applications consisting of essays and listings of academic and extracurricular achievements. The recipients of the 2012 AA Credit Union Scholarships were James Blonde, who will be attending Notre Dame and is pursuing a career in engineering; Matthew Ferguson, who will be attending Cornell University, where he plans to major in chemical engineering; Brent Hannema, who will be attending Loyola University Maryland and plans for a career in accounting; Kyle Neustrom, who will be attending Creighton University and aspires to a medical career; Shannon Sullivan, who will be attending the University of Texas at Austin and plans to pursue a career in the physical sciences; and Kendy Real, who will enter the Respiratory Care Program at Stony Brook University.
Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union, Aberdeen, Md., announced the winners of its annual college scholarship competition by awarding $12,000 to 10 local teens. The scholarships were awarded to Britni Barber, Paul Cillo III, Rachel Lynn Flint, Heather LaCroix, Nicole Racine, Sarah Ray, Darren Slotnick, Kelli Jo Soos, Emily Lauren Van Seeters and Stephanie Verk.
Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union, Savannah, Ga., announced the winners of the 2012 college scholarships. Andrew Rushing, who will be attending Georgia Institute of Technology to pursue a degree in bio-medical engineering, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Chelsea Riddle was also the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship as a continuing education student. A former 2010 GHFCU scholarship recipient, Riddle is a full-time teacher at Bethesda Academy. She is pursuing her graduate degree in the field of communication sciences and disorders at the University of South Carolina.
Freedom Federal Credit Union, Bel Air, Md., announced that Angela Rosenberg, a math teacher at Edgewood High School, was the recipient of the first annual Golden Apple $1,000 scholarship. Rosenberg teaches introduction to algebra, algebra 1 and integrated geometry, grades 9 through 12 grade. She is pursuing a master’s degree in education with a self-designed focus on “Adventure Learning.” This includes outdoor learning settings, like Harford Glen or wilderness programs, like Outward Bound. Rosenberg plans to take a year off to advance her study through Project Adventure and National Outdoor Leadership School. She then plans to incorporate these learned skills to help make her math teaching more meaningful and fun to her students. Golden Apple Scholarship applicants had to document how they would use the funds, whether to further their own continuing education, as support for their class or for their school.