2021 C1st Scholarship Recipients

posted on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Announcements

scholarship recipients

Community 1st Credit Union 2021 Scholarships totaling $44,000 will be awarded this spring to 22 area high school seniors and returning college students in May. The credit union has a long tradition of supporting local communities and education through its scholarship program. In the last decade, C1st has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to local members.

The credit union has announced the recipients of one $4,000 scholarship, 19 - $2,000 awards and two $1,000 awards.

The C1st $2,000 scholarship winners include:

  • Kade Dunkin of Twin Cedars High School
  • Laci Messamaker of Twin Cedars High School
  • Bryce Dixon of Davis County High School
  • Drew Kearns of Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Megan Dueker of Moravia Community High School
  • Ysabella Berja of Centerville High School
  • Mikayla McCurdy of Chariton High School
  • Erika Coleman of Pekin High School
  • Cally Gibbs of Lynnville-Sully High School
  • Jared Overmann of Indianola High School
  • Reilly Finarty of Knoxville High School
  • Haley Rohdy of New London High School
  • Abby Lumsden of Oskaloosa High School
  • Jonathan Francisco-Pascual of Ottumwa High School
  • Leah Cavanaugh of Ottumwa Christian School
  • Macy Schulz of Pella High School
  • Callista Webb of Pella High School
  • Braden Rowe of Pella High School
  • Raven Carnes of Washington High School

The $4,000 scholarship went to Jayce Hughes of Knoxville High School.

Two $1,000 scholarships were awarded to non-traditional students returning to earn a college degree.  The winners are Ellisa Wenger of Albia and Jennifer Caldwelll of Ottumwa.

We are proud to be able to help so many members achieve their education goals, even after an unprecedented year,” said Greg Hanshaw, President and CEO of Community 1st Credit Union. “We thank the generosity of the C1st Board of Directors for their continued support for our mission to help members with the costs of higher education.  We are excited to watch these students make a positive impact in the future.”     

C1st offers traditional and non-traditional scholarships to members who wish to continue their education in college or vocational school.  Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships, tuition assistance, and other education support programs, administers the program.  Applications for the next academic year of 2022-2023 can be submitted for consideration on our website beginning December 2021.