The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC) has named its scholarship recipients for 2021. With nearly 1,000 applications, the committee chose 16 Minnesota credit union members to receive one $1,000 scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year, for a total of $16,000.
The FSC considered each applicant’s essay answering the question, “Knowing that we have the power today to change the story of tomorrow, how will you prepare for future financial obstacles?” The FSC committee then read each submitted essay. Of the applicant pool, eight traditional applicants and eight non-traditional applicants were chosen as a part of the rigorous scholarship application selection process.
Credit unions with selected recipients have been notified and will receive further instruction on member announcements by Monday, March 8. Selected applicants will be notified by their credit union.
Congratulations to the following winners:
Traditional Applicants - current high school or PSEO students graduating in 2021
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union Cayden Anderson
City & County Credit Union Abigail Berg
Ideal Credit Union Megan Drayna
Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union Alyssa Launsbach
TruStone Financial Credit Union Karley Knudson
Wings Financial Credit Union Rachel McBride
Wings Financial Credit Union Colin Roberts
Wings Financial Credit Union Abigail Kahn
Non-Traditional Applicants - post high school student, current college student or those returning to post-secondary.
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union Elizabeth McElyea
First Community Credit Union Alexis Cigelske
Hiway Credit Union Whitney Bellant
Hiway Credit Union Magia Sedesky
Ideal Credit Union Sophia Ariola
Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union Kari Ellingsberg
SPIRE Credit Union Aftyn Lehman
TopLine Federal Credit Union Jason Bemus
Information about the 2022 scholarship program will be available by September 2021.
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