2020 C1st Scholarship Program Awards $42,000
posted on Thursday, April 30, 2020 in Announcements
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.