2022 C1st Scholarship Recipients

posted on Thursday, May 26, 2022 in Announcements

2022 scholarship recipients

Community 1st Credit Union’s 2022 scholarship program has announced $48,000 is being awarded to 25 area high school seniors and returning college students. C1st has a long tradition of supporting local communities and education through its scholarship program for both traditional and non-traditional students. In the last decade, C1st has awarded over $340,000 in scholarships to local student-members.

This year’s awards include one $4,000 scholarship, which goes to a child of a C1st employee, 20 additional $2,000 awards going to high school seniors, one $1,000 award to a high school senior, and three $1,000 awards to non-traditional or returning college students.

The 2022 C1st $4,000 went to Emma Winkelman of Fairfield High School.  Winkelman was the winner among the C1st employees’ children.

The C1st scholarship winners receiving $2,000 include:

  • Jenna Gronewold of Albia High School
  • Dayton Templeton of Atlantic High School
  • Araceli Zaragoza-Tapetillo of Cardinal High School
  • Owen Byl of Centerville High School
  • Rachel Rudacille of Centerville High School
  • Macy Wiley of Creston High School
  • Kelsey Rook of Davis County High School
  • Mallory Lyon of Fairfield High School
  • Thea Larsson of Grinnell Community Senior High School
  • Kaylee Roush of Indianola High School
  • Delaney Mart of Knoxville High School
  • Rachel Frost of Oskaloosa High School
  • Lorna Bauer of Ottumwa High School
  • Anikah Rath of Ottumwa High School
  • Emily Mills of Pella High School
  • Dorothy Roorda of Pella High School – Homeschooled
  • Lily Glenn of Robert G. Guthrie High School – Homeschooled
  • Brooklyn Prokes of Seymore Community School District
  • Emily Jones of Wayne High School
  • Griffin Humphreys of Winfield-Mount Union Community School District

Four $1,000 scholarships were additionally awarded to:

  • Taita Whitney of Ottumwa
  • Katherine Rusch of Ottumwa
  • Steffany Bell of Washington
  • Brynn Bailey of Centerville

Whitney, Rusch, and Bell were among the non-traditional scholarship recipients returning to earn a college degree.  

At Community 1st we sincerely believe one of the very best investments we can make is in helping our young members further their education,” said Greg Hanshaw, President & CEO.  “We are grateful that our Board of Directors have been extremely generous in making this investment a reality for many years now.

Community 1st Credit Union 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 2023-2024 can be submitted for consideration on our website beginning December 2022.