2017 C1st Scholarship Recipients

posted on 4/28/2017 in General

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:

  • Kyle S. Anderson of Washington High School 
  • Joshua G. Brown of Seymour High School 
  • Marissa Cartwright of Ottumwa High School 
  • Janielle Cobler of Ottumwa High School 
  • Morgan Cochran of Chariton High School
  • Jacob Crooks of Mount Pleasant High School 
  • Wyatt Crosby of Ottumwa High School 
  • Nikayla Dowd of Tri-County Community School 
  • Chandler Jahner of Pella Community High School 
  • Sarah M. Johnson, Clear Creek Amana High School 
  • Isaac Kracht of Grinnell High School 
  • Kelly E. Lynch of Davis County High School 
  • Thomas Marciano of Indianola High School 
  • Elijah Parr of Fairfield Community High School 
  • Audrey Uridil of Linn-Mar High School 
  • Johanna Van Arkel, a homeschool student 
  • Jesse Ward of HLV Community School 

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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