2020 C1st Scholarship Program Awards $42,000

posted on Thursday, April 30, 2020 in Announcements

scholarship recipients

Community 1st Credit Union 2020 Scholarships totaling $42,000 will be awarded this spring to 22 area high school seniors and returning college students.

The credit union has announced the recipients of a $4,000 continuing education scholarship, 17 scholarship awards of $2,000 each and four $1,000 awards.

The C1st $2,000 scholarship winners include:

  • Faith Royer of Van Buren High School 
  • Karena Johnson of Ottumwa High School 
  • Rebecca Lynn of WACO High School 
  • Madison Brandt of Ottumwa High School 
  • Allysa Enterline of Southeast Warren High School 
  • Taylor Pennington of Chariton High School 
  • Elijah Moberg of Mount Pleasant Christian School 
  • Alexis Briggs of Pella Community High School 
  • Heather Willmott of Indianola High School 
  • Grace Fleming of Davis County Community High School 
  • Thayda Houser of Seymour High School 
  • Delaney Harbison of Pekin High School 
  • Madeline Keough of Oskaloosa High School 
  • Savannah Stalzer of Albia High School 
  • Hasya Joshi of Ottumwa High School 
  • Laura Hovenga of Grinnell Community Senior High School 
  • Simon Novak of George Washington High School (Cedar Rapids)

The 2020 C1st $4,000 scholarship went to Isabelle Hernandez of Linn-Mar High School (Marion). Hernandez was the winner among C1st employees’ children.

Four $1,000 scholarships were awarded to non-traditional students returning to earn a college degree. The winners are:

  • Frank Vega Velazquez attending Cornell College
  • Karen Pate attending Buena Vista University
  • Whitney Burton attending Indian Hills Community College
  • Jessica Rios attending Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Ill

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, C1st Scholarship awards will be mailed instead of given out at area high school scholarship award events. The credit union has a long tradition of supporting local communities and education through its scholarship program. C1st partnered with Scholarship America this year to enhance the program’s administration and application process. Scholarship America is a non-profit organization that partners with businesses to provide education assistance and recognition programs.