Saturday, June 30, 2018

One Credit Union awards $3,000 in scholarships

Brett Smith, President and CEO of One Credit Union, announced the winners of the 2018 Scholarship Awards. To qualify applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better, demonstrate financial need, and be eligible for membership at One Credit Union, as well as submit a 300 word essay explaining their experience with teamwork and community building.

Nicole Ashe is graduating from Williamstown Middle High School with plans to study at the University of Maine Business School.  Nicole has maintained more than one job at a time while achieving high honors. Beyond her academic commitments, her community work through the National Honor Society demonstrates an enduring commitment to help others.

Dakota Bushey is heading to Cedarville University in Ohio after Springfield High. Dakota is a student, athlete and leader, volunteering with the local Parks and Rec Department coaching youth programs. Dakota’s insights on his leadership experience far surpass his years, stating “Great leaders learn to pull people together to work as a group, treating them in a way that they can’t help but want to follow.”

Mason Charlebois is leaving Vergennes High School for UVM. Mason is passionate about politics and community service, calling it a “responsibility and a civic virtue of all citizens.”  He cares deeply about making a difference and lending a voice to others concerning important matters.

Lexie Grenier is graduating in the top of her class from Stevens High School in Claremont, NH and heading to Castleton University. Beyond her academic accolades, Lexie’s community contributions through the National Honor Society, Key Club and the National Music Honor Society are also impressive and demonstrate her heart and dedication to her community.

Sierra Kehoe of Chester is graduating from Green Mountain Union High School to head for University of New Hampshire.  In addition to her academic excellence, Sierra has developed an

acute interest in our environment and climate change, leading her to found the Environmental Club at GMUHS, in addition to her roles of Soccer Team Captain and Class Vice President.

Bailey Towle is leaving Colchester High School for the bright lights at Gordon College in Massachusetts.  Bailey found that participating in the theatre program really opened his world and created a community for him to lead, and thrive in. Described as dedicated and collaborative, Bailey’s talents will take him far.

“Each of these students has demonstrated their commitment to invest themselves fully in their collegiate experiences,” said Smith. “In turn, our investment in them will pay dividends. In fact, we’re banking on it!”

Source: Springfield, VT (June 28, 2018) –  One Credit Union. One Credit Union, headquartered in Springfield, VT, is a member owned financial cooperative with branches in Barre, Chester, Essex, Springfield, Vergennes, VT and Claremont, NH.  One CU provides a full range of financial solutions for consumers and small businesses.  Learn more.

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