Community 1st Credit Union will award a total of $42,000 in scholarships to 19 area high school seniors in May.
The credit union has announced the recipients of two $4,000 continuing education scholarships and 17 additional awards of $2,000 each.
The 2017 C1st $4,000 scholarships went to Rachael Meinders of Pella Community High School and Brandon Winkelman of Fairfield Community High School. Meinders was the top applicant among credit union members who are their family’s first generation to attend college. Winkelman was the winner among C1st employees’ children.
The C1st $2,000 scholarship winners include:
The C1st Scholarships will be given out at area high school scholarship award events in May. 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.
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