Scholarships from Credit Unions
Aggieland Credit Union, Bryan, Texas, presented Rebekah Snodgrass with a $1,000 scholarship check to attend Texas A&M University for the upcoming fall 2013 semester. Snodgrass is a recent Bryan High School graduate/ She was chosen as the scholarship winner by a panel of judges and credit union representatives. Aggieland Credit Union awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to a Bryan High School graduate who chooses to attend Texas A&M University.
Alamo Federal Credit Union, San Antonio, awarded four scholarships to students at Sidney Lanier High School. Selena Rivera, Rudy Martinez, Jeremiah Gonzalez and Sherisse Benavidez were the winners. The four students were student branch interns. They operated the Lanier High School branch for Alamo FCU and learned to open accounts, process financial transactions, balance cash drawers and provide customer service to members. Twelve Lanier High School seniors were selected to operate this AFCU branch office for the semester. They competed for scholarships based on performance measures.
Cyprus Credit Union, West Jordan, Utah, awarded scholarships to six Utah high school seniors. Each student submitted a written essay about the importance of financial education and a short video. Students were selected based on community involvement, leadership and academics. Recipients received a check for $1,000 toward their college education. Scholarship recipients were Tanner Burton, Bingham High School; Gina Sombatsaphay, Granger High School; Aaron Hsu, Hillcrest High School; Casey Mangum, Stansbury High School; Shaylee VanWagenen, Copper Hills High School; and Rebekah Williams, Cyprus High School.
Dutch Point Credit Union, Wethersfield, Conn., announced the winners of the 2013 Dorothy J. Sullivan scholarship program. Five recipients were awarded $1,000 each to assist in their first year of college. The scholarships were awarded based on academic record, leadership qualities and community involvement. The program was created to honor the achievements of Dorothy J. Sullivan, the credit union’s previous president/CEO and first employee. The 2013 scholarship recipients were Lindsay Cadwallader, Classical Magnet School; Alyssa Caron, Bristol Central High School; Andrew McCarter, Newington High School; Carolyn Polomsky, Wethersfield High School; and Tyler Stites, Northwest Catholic High School