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Total of $16,000 in Scholarships awarded
Central Minnesota Credit Union (CMCU) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 CMCU Scholarships. A
total of $16,000 in scholarships was awarded; $12,000 in video scholarships, and $4,000 for essay scholarships. Every year, CMCU offers scholarships to CMCU members to further their education at a two or four year college.
This year, more than 169 students applied for the scholarships throughout CMCU’s field of membership. Video scholarships were based on a creative and unique 30-60 second video answering the question “If you had $75 to go out and make a difference in your community, what would you do?” Essay scholarships were based on the same question.
The $1,000 video scholarship winners are Morgan Ostendorf–Melrose, Allison Smith–Perham, Kelvin Schutz–Cold Spring, Bailee Payne–Burtrum, Katie Wocken–Shoreview, Alexander Wocken –Shoreview, Kari Hoeft–Hawick, Vanessa Spohn–Albany, Hannah Salto–Long Prairie, Trisha Molitor–Belgrade, John Ruprecht–Paynesville and Ben Sullivan–Perham. The $500.00 essay scholarship winners are: Sadie Schornack–Perham, Kayla Orbeck–Cold Spring, Kristin Mehr–Richmond, Christina Sand–Freeport, Alicia Neuman–Avon, Lauren Vaske–Paynesville, Meghan Wick–St. Joseph and John Beckius–Avon.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to present these students with scholarships,” stated Central Minnesota Credit Union President/CEO, Rick Odenthal. “They are our future leaders and we encourage them to continue to work hard and make a difference.”