6 high school seniors win scholarships from Greenville Federal Credit Union

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

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)

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 Greenville Federal Credit Union member in good standing
  • 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. 

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.

Meet the winners

Aiden Lockhart 

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

Kaitlyn Williams  

Kaitlyn has a well-rounded history of community and school involvement, including athletics, church, honors societies + music. | Photo provided by Greenville Federal Credit Union

Sarah Dixon  

Sarah demonstrates leadership potential through starting and leading her school’s FCA organization + volunteering at her church as a youth group leader. | Photo provided by Greenville Federal Credit Union

Ana Leon-Penayo 

Ana is a first-generation college student in her family and is working hard to pay her own way. | Photo provided by Greenville Federal Credit Union

Olivia Spencer 

Olivia has a robust list of school activities including Youth in Government, tennis, ballet + the robotics team. | Photo provided by Greenville Federal Credit Union

Shiloh Egan 

Shiloh would like to become a physician’s assistant and is currently training to become an EMT as a way to pay for college. | Photo provided by Greenville Federal Credit Union

In addition to these six scholarships, Greenville Federal Credit Union will also provide ten $500 grants to Greenville County Schools teachers for the 2022-23 school year. Applications will open on June 1.*

Quiz

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