It’s no secret that college is expensive, so many university and tech school students turn to scholarships to help pay their way. Over 1.7 million scholarships are awarded annually, but only 7% of college students will receive one.
Greenville Federal Credit Union is helping out on a local level, recently awarding six scholarships to Greenville County graduating seniors to help fund their first year of college or technical school.
Greenville Federal Credit Union awarded scholarships to the following 2022 graduates:
One $5,000 scholarship to Aiden Lockhart of Blue Ridge High School
Five $1,000 scholarships to Kaitlyn Williams, Sarah Dixon, Ana Leon-Penayo, Olivia Spencer, and Shiloh Egan(more on them in a moment)
Funding for these scholarships are managed through a charitable donation account by the credit union’s philanthropic partner, Carolina’s Credit Union Foundation. | Photo by Pavel Danilyuk
About Greenville Federal Credit Union’s scholarships
To qualify for a scholarship, applicants had to:
Be enrolled in the Greenville County Schools system
Possess a 3.0 GPA or above on a 4-point (non-weighted) scale
Be a high school senior accepted on a full-time basis at a college or technical school for the upcoming year
These new scholarships were established during the launch of the credit union’s charitable foundation in November 2021.
Aiden is second in his class + student body president with an impressive record of scholastic achievement and community involvement. | Photo provided by Greenville Federal Credit Union
Did you know? The Greenville Federal Credit Union Foundation works to promote local prosperity by providing grants, educational scholarships, and other funding support for individuals + non-profit, community-based programs within Greenville County, with a primary focus on youth and education. It relies on financial support from the credit union and through donations from members, business partners + the public.*
Sum Bar Pop-up | Wed., May 11 | 4-8 p.m. | Fireforge Crafted Beer, 311 E. Washington St. | Prices vary | Get a taste of Sum Bar’s dumplings, sesame balls, crab rangoon, and gai lan at Khailing Neoh’s pop up. 🥟
SpringSkunk Music Fest | Thurs., May 12-Sat., May 14 | Times vary | 4067 Jordan Rd., Greer | $50+ | Enjoy three days of camping, food vendors, and live music from musicians including Darrell Scott and Miko Marks. 🎶
Seventies Soiree | Thurs., May 12 | 6:30-10:30 p.m. | Zen Greenville, 924 S. Main St. | $100-250 | An elegant fundraiser honoring the 1975 founding of Pendleton Place — enjoy gourmet grazing from White Wine and Butter + an open bar. 🥂*
Sippin’ in Simpsonville | Fri., May 13 | 6-10 p.m. | Downtown Simpsonville, 105 W. Curtis St. | $45+ | Sip a variety of craft beers along downtown Simpsonville with live music + local food. 🍻
Antique Junction Grand Opening | Sat., May 14 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 18 Piedmont Hwy., Piedmont | Shop local goods from over a dozen makers and enjoy sweet treats, food truck bites, and giveaways at this opening celebration.
Roaring 20s Gala | Sat., May 14 | 5-8:30 p.m. | Sassafrass Flower Farm, 255 Alex Dr., Easley | $90+ | Help 864Pride raise money for its Project HEART initiative with a night of dancing, auctions, and food catered by Larkins.
Twisted Tales | Sun., May 15 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Camelot Cinemas, 48 E. Antrim Dr. | $10 | Get the red carpet experience for a showcase of short films created by Southeastern filmmakers. 🎬
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The Environmental Protection Agencyidentified a list of cleanup requirements for the Union Bleachery + Cone Mills site before it can be redeveloped into On the Trail, a multi-billion dollar, multi-use development. The list, known as a Record of Decision, is under review and to be finalized in June. (The Post and Courier Greenville)
County Square, a $1 billion redevelopment project near downtown Greenville, is on track to be finished by the end of the year. The project will house county administration facilities by summer 2023 and the retail, hospitality + commercial spaces are expected to open to the public in fall of 2024. (Upstate Business Journal)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expanding its operations in Greenville in response to the continuous growth in the area. The office issues permits and members of the corps are experts in local ecosystem restoration, flood risk management + emergency operations. (Greenville Journal)
Pack a lunch for a picnic in the park. The picnic shelters at Unity Parkare open ahead of the park’s official opening Thurs., May 19. The unique design offers protection without obstructing your view of the park + the mix of wood and metal represents the industrial age of Greenville.
The City of Greenville wants to make Stone Avenuesafer for drivers and pedestrians. Leaders are considering improving the lighting, lowering the speed limit, adding speed-limit radar signs + installing a $300,000 pedestrian-hybrid beacon signal. The city recently installed high-visibility crosswalks. 🚸 (The Greenville News)
Grace Churchpurchased the Campus Pointe Apartments at Greenville Technical College for $16 million to expand its housing ministry, Front Porch Housing. One of the four buildings will remain available to students for another year. The other three will provide 87 apartmentsfor affordable housing. (Greenville Journal)
Do you miss them already?The Swamp Rabbits announced their 72-game schedule for the 2022-2023 season. The Rabbits open the season at Bon Secours Wellness Arena Fri., Oct 22 against the league’s newest team, the Savannah Ghost Pirates. 🏒
1,300. That’s the pawsomenumber of dogs that attended the 10th Annual Mutt Strut last month. Nearly 2,000 humans, along with their furry friends, helped raise $70,000 for animals at the Greenville Humane Society. 🐾
$1,253,944. That’s how much the YMCA of Greenville raised in its 2022 Annual Campaign. All money raised helps ensure people, no matter their ability to pay, can participate in the Y’s programs.
Attention, arts lovers: MAC’sartscalendar is heating up for May, June, and beyond, with several signature Greenville events (think: Downtown Alive, Flat Out Under Pressure + more) making their triumphant return for the first time since 2019. 🗓️*
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Editor’s pick:It was so nice having my mom in town for the weekend – happy (belated) Mother’s Day, Mom. We spent the day at Artisphere where, mission accomplished, I found a beautiful piece of art for my home from Anastasia Mak Art.
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