Credit Union of Colorado Foundation awards six scholarships

June 28, 2012

(Denver) - Six students at Colorado community colleges have been awarded a total of $8,250 in scholarships from the newly established Credit Union of Colorado Foundation.

The scholarship recipients, colleges and their fields of study are: Jennifer Clarke, Red Rocks Community College, fire science and emergency medical services; Alyssa Fryberger, Pueblo Community College, welding; Renee McDuffy, Colorado Northwestern Community College, dental hygiene; Tashena Montoya, Arapahoe Community College, early childhood education; Gretel Skelton, Community College of Denver, dental hygiene; and Joshua Thomas, Front Range Community College, ecology. 

The foundation works with the Colorado Community College System Foundation to administer the scholarship program. Each recipient was awarded up to $1,500, depending on whether the student is full-or part-time.  Applicants had to be members of Credit Union of Colorado, be enrolled in one of 13 Colorado community colleges, demonstrate a commitment to community service, and meet qualifications for financial need.

“We are grateful for the support of the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation in helping community college students afford a quality education,” said Eileen Clymo, scholarship coordinator for the CCCS Foundation.

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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