UVA Community Credit Union Awards $37,500 to Area High School Seniors
Vice President of Marketing Operations and Business Development
UVA Community Credit Union announces the 2022-2023 recipients of its annual scholarship program. Twenty-five high school seniors were awarded $1,500 each.
“Education is something you carry with you for a lifetime. That’s why we feel it is so important to give graduating high school seniors a head start in college through the Credit Union’s Local High School Scholarship program,” said Jeffrey C. Moscicki, the chairman of the Credit Union Board of Directors.
Scholarship submissions were open to students from area public high schools, private schools, alternate schools, and homeschooled students who reside in the following counties: Albemarle, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Buckingham, Campbell, Culpeper, Cumberland, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Highland, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Rappahannock, Rockbridge, and Rockingham; and the cities of: Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Staunton, and Waynesboro.
The application process required an essay to be submitted on the topic "Since the COVID pandemic prices for everyday items have been steadily increasing. This has had a tremendous impact on families across the nation. What advice would you give to the average family to help them manage their household expenses and combat these price increases?" Many of the essays expressed using a homestead approach to grow your own
vegetable garden and raise chickens to offset rising food costs. Others suggested creating a household budget and enacting money saving strategies such as clipping coupons or leveraging the Do it Yourself concept to save money.
Part of UVA Community Credit Union’s mission is to strengthen the financial wellness of our members and communities by providing responsive financial solutions that enrich the lives of our members. To accomplish this mission, the Credit Union places an emphasis on education by offering a variety of free community education seminars and through this high school scholarship program.
Scholarship recipients were recognized during the Credit Union’s Annual Meeting for its members in May.
2022-2023 UVA Community Credit Union High School Scholarship Recipients:
First Row (Left to Right): Octavia Mills – Monticello, Jordan Robertson – Western Albemarle, Zoe Otto – Community Lab, Maegan Lloyd – Amherst County
Second Row (Left to Right): Mary McCoy – Wilson Memorial, Benjamin Phillips – Bath County, Bailey Morris – Rustburg, Francesca Corrales – Eastern View, Stevie Gilmore – Culpeper County, Marwell Arauz Tellez – Cumberland, Tanya Mann – Liberty
Third Row (Left to Right): Sydnie Gomez – Kettle Run, Jackson Kinsella – Fluvanna County, Sarah Lamm – William Monroe, Morgan Gregory – Louisa County, Aliya Aylor – Madison County, Candace Fitzgerald – Nelson County, JonahMedas – Orange County
Fourth Row (Left to Right): Evan Kulp – Turner Ashby, Malchiel “Scoot” Jones – Charlottesville, La’Nyah Cabell – Charlottesville, Briley Loan – Turner Ashby, Logan Brown – EC Glass, Emma Staley – Fort Defiance, Maverick Schiflett – Waynesboro
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