Point Breeze Credit Union Awards Scholarships to 20 Students
Point Breeze Credit Union recently awarded $40,000 in scholarships to 20 local high school students as part of its 17th Annual Scholarship Program designed to inspire the next generation of business and community leaders.
The students, each of whom received a $2,000 scholarship, competed for the scholarships through an application process that requested details about the students’ involvement in school activities and their community, a letter of acceptance from the college or trade school of their choice, a personal reference, and an academic reference.
In addition to the application, students were required to submit two essays – one in which they described their goals and how their education would help them achieve those goals, and a second in which they discussed strengths and weaknesses in their financial literacy skills and how Point Breeze Credit Union could help them overcome their weaknesses.
“We are proud to support the communities we serve each year by distributing scholarships to our young members as they work towards achieving their educational and career goals,” said William R. Helmey, Jr., member of Point Breeze Credit Union’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Scholarship Committee. “These students represent the talent and ambition in the next generation of business and community leaders.”
“We congratulate all of our members celebrating graduations this year and wish them success as they embark on the next phase of their academic careers,” Helmey added.
Recipients of Point Breeze Credit Union’s 17th Annual Scholarship Awards are:
• Bethany Bauerlein, a graduate of Eastern Technical High School who plans to attend Towson University;
• Rachel Gaff, a graduate of Eastern Technical High School who plans to attend UMBC;
• Jade Peckinpaugh, a graduate of Mercy High School who plans to attend Immaculata University;
• Danielle Burton, a graduate of North Harford High School who plans to attend UMBC;
• Kyndel Harcum, a graduate of St. Paul’s School for Girls who plans to attend North Carolina State University;
• Remy Dunham, a graduate of Central Dauphin High School who plans to attend Lebanon Valley College;
• Joseph Pichney, a graduate of Dulaney High School who plans to attend University of Maryland, College Park;
• Sarah Gassman, a graduate of Westminster High School who plans to attend Liberty University;
• Bridget Kilgore, a graduate of Kennard-Dale High School who plans to attend Virginia Tech;
• Sydney Casserly, a graduate of Mercy High School who plans to attend Towson University;
• Carlyn McMahan, a graduate of Maryvale Preparatory School who plans to attend Elon University;
• Kendall Hoobler, a graduate of Lakeside High School who plans to attend Georgia Southern University;
• Kendall Fortune, a graduate of North Harford High School who plans to attend Louisiana State University;
• Emma Palumbo, a graduate of Dulaney High School who plans to attend University of North Carolina, Wilmington;
• Connor Sullivan, a graduate of Aberdeen High School who plans to attend University of Delaware;
• Elliot Radov, a graduate of Tottenville High School who plans to attend College of Staten Island;
• Avery Briggs, a graduate of Towson High School who plans to attend Franklin and Marshall College;
• Kevin Lochte, a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School who plans to attend Marquette University;
• Kaitlyn Connor, a graduate of Homeward Education Association who plans to attend Charleston Southern University; and
• Madeleine York, a graduate of John Carroll School who plans to attend Washington College.
To be eligible for the scholarship awards, students must be graduating from high school in the current calendar year and be an owner, joint owner, or named on a custodial account in good standing with Point Breeze Credit Union.
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