Credit Union of Colorado Foundation awards $55,000 in scholarships

June 04, 2020

Eleven students from throughout Colorado have received a total of $55,000 in scholarships from the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation. Each student received a $5,000 scholarship for the 2020-21 school year.

The scholarship recipients are:
Lindsey Hand, Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Gurleen Kaur, Alamosa, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque)
Gillian Lasher, Fort Collins, Colorado College
Aidan Lyde, Thornton, Colorado State University
Mckayla Nelson, Colorado Springs, Colorado School of Mines
Molly Neton, Craig, Regis University
Kate Alexia Gonzalez Oropeza, Thornton, Colorado State University
Irl Paulalengan, Aurora, Colorado State University
Enrique Hernandez Salcido, Boulder, Colorado College
Garrett Storm, Lakewood, University of Colorado Denver
Benjamin Strickland, Littleton, Colorado State University

Scholarship eligibility was extended to students who are Colorado residents and enrolled in, or scheduled to enter, an accredited college or university as an undergraduate. Scholarship award criteria included maintaining a minimum 3.5 grade-point average in high school or during the previous 12 months as a college undergraduate. Applicants had to demonstrate significant involvement in community service. They also had to describe in an essay why they need the scholarship and their educational goals.

“These are all outstanding students and devoted contributors to their communities. We are very pleased to award them a scholarship,” said Doug Schneider, chairman of the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation. “They display a commitment to their education and putting it to use for the betterment of their communities.”

About the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation
The Credit Union of Colorado Foundation was founded in 2012 to build upon Credit Union of Colorado’s long history of philanthropic commitment to its members and the communities where they reside. The foundation primarily focuses on two areas of interest: human services and education.
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