Alliance Credit Union awarded three $1,500 college scholarships at its 64th Annual Membership Meeting on May 21, 2012, at the RiverChase of Fenton Recreation Center. Scholarships recipients were selected on their ability to distinguish the differences between banks and credit unions and the significance of those differences in an essay. Community involvement and individual character were also criteria used in the selection process. Alliance has awarded more than $55,000 in college scholarships since the program’s inception.
"For the past 15 years our Annual Scholarship Program has been Alliance’s way of recognizing young men and women for their achievements," said Dennis Sommer, Alliance President & CEO. "The scholarships not only provide financial aid but give the recipients a sense of accomplishment and inspiration as they set off in pursuit of their college degree."
This year’s scholarship winners included Brittney Watkins who is currently a senior at Hazelwood West Sr. High School and will be attending Princeton next year. She plans to pursue a degree in Political Science. Christina Chady, is currently a freshman at Washington University where she is studying English and Anthropology. Elizabeth Marsden, a recent graduate of Rosati Kain, plans to pursue a nursing degree from Rockhurst University in Kansas City. Scholarship funds will be paid to the student’s chosen university in their name.
To be eligible, applicants must be Alliance Credit Union members (or the son, daughter or grandchild of an Alliance member), as well as either a full-time college student or a high school student that will be a full-time college student in the following year.
Photo caption: Alliance Credit Union awarded three $1,500 college scholarships at its 64th Annual Membership Meeting on May 21, 2012 at the RiverChase of Fenton Recreation Center. (left to right) Human Resource Director Frank Evans, Brittney Watkins, Christina Chady and President/CEO Dennis Sommer. (Not pictured is Elizabeth Marsden)