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Chartway Awards Directors’ Memorial Scholarship to 12 Student Members

Authored By: Lewis Wood on 6/23/2023

Elizabeth Short
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Office: (757) 222-3049
Email: elshort@chartway.com

Virginia Beach, VA (June 23, 2023) – Chartway is proud to announce that 12 student members have been selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship, totaling $36,000 in financial support. The Directors’ Memorial Scholarship, an ongoing program created in 1989, has awarded more than $400,000 to student members pursuing collegiate studies. This year’s recipients were selected based on need, activities, academic achievement, an essay, and a letter of reference:

  • Aletea Joosten (NC) – Winthrop University, Educational Leadership
  • Drake Hall (UT) – Utah State University, Veterinary Medicine/Chemistry
  • Katelyn Gudenau (TX) – Dallas Baptist University, International Business
  • Keymari Reese (VA) – Old Dominion University, Cinema & TV Production
  • Kaitlin Cook (UT) – Gallaudet University, Linguistics
  • Jaylen Johnson (VA) – North Carolina State University, International Studies/Business Administration
  • Kimber Condie (UT) – Utah Tech University, Business Management
  • Elise Villanueva (VA) – Virginia Commonwealth University, Interdisciplinary Science/Chemistry
  • Brayden Sofonia (UT) – Utah State University, Health Science/Psychology
  • Elizabeth Jessup (VA) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Nursing/Spanish
  • Emily Galligan (VA) – North Carolina State University, Biomedical Engineering
  • Veronica Cargill (VA) – TBD, Global Studies

A strong supporter of education and developing the next generation of leaders, Chartway also awards $25,000 annually through its Old Dominion University Athletic Scholarship fund, leads a contemporary paid summer internship program, and offers free financial wellness programs.

“At Chartway, making a difference in our communities is ingrained in our culture,” said Brian Schools, president & CEO. “That’s why we’re proud to support education in our communities and to help tomorrow’s leaders gain a strong academic foundation. Our student members’ hard work, dedication, and exceptional achievements are truly impressive, and we’re dedicated to giving them the tools they need to thrive now and as they move toward brighter futures.”

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About Chartway

Since 1959, Chartway has been unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive. Member-owned and values-driven, our $2.7 billion credit union proudly serves more than 200,000

members with branches in Utah, Texas, and Virginia. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions, included on American Banker’s Top Credit Union to Work For list,

and received numerous other top workplace and best credit union accolades. Reflecting a bright way forward, our charitable arm – the Chartway Promise Foundation – has raised nearly $14 million to provide medically fragile children and their families memorable experiences that bring joy, hope and smiles. For information on our vibrant organization, please visit www.Chartway.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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