HUNT VALLEY, MD (6/25/19) – As part of its 13th Annual Scholarship Program, Point Breeze Credit Union has awarded $22,500 in scholarships to 15 local high school students.
The students, each of whom received a scholarship totaling $1,500, competed for the scholarship awards by submitting an application in which they explained their involvement in high school activities and the community, a letter of acceptance from the college or trade school of their choice, a personal reference, and an academic reference.
In addition, students had to submit two essays – one in which they described their goals and how their plan of study would help them to achieve those goals, and a second in which they discussed what they expected their priority expenses to be during school, how they will budget for them, and what additional expenses they will budget for after college.
“Through our Annual Scholarship Program, Point Breeze is able to support the financial well-being of our youngest members as they plan for their futures while demonstrating our ongoing commitment to financial education,” says Lynn Finckel, Secretary of the Point Breeze Credit Union Board of Directors and Chair of the Scholarship Committee.
“We were very impressed with all of the applications we received for this year’s Scholarship Program, and want to wish all of our members the best with their future educational pursuits,” Finckel continues.
Winners of Point Breeze Credit Union’s 13th Annual Scholarship Program are:
- Abigail Brannon, a graduate of Mercy High School of Baltimore who plans to attend Saint Vincent College;
- Samuel Burton, a Sparrows Point High School graduate who will be attending Liberty University;
- North Harford High School graduates Brooke Ciampaglio, Julia Foster, and Natalie Jacobs who will attend, respectively, the University of Delaware, Goucher College, and Shenandoah University;
- Fallston High School graduates Marley Downes and Andrew Nicolaus, who will be attending Drexel University and Christopher Newport University, respectively;
- Cassidy Finnerty, a graduate of Perry Hall High School who plans to attend York College of Pennsylvania;
- Jonathan MacGregor, who graduated from Manchester Valley High School and will attend the University of Maryland College Park;
- Bonnie Medtart, an Institute of Notre Dame graduate who will be attending Stevenson University;
- Regina Pilar, a graduate of The Catholic High School of Baltimore who plans to attend Washington College;
- Sophia Rupkalvis, who graduated South Brunswick High School in North Carolina and plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;
- Emma Swartz, a graduate of Conrad Weiser High School in Pennsylvania who will attend Susquehanna University;
- Allison Vance, an Archbishop Spalding High School graduate who plans to attend the University of Maryland College Park; and
- Conner Verrett, who graduated from Loyola Blakefield and will attend Washington & Lee University.
To be eligible for the scholarship awards, students must be graduating from high school in the current calendar year and owners, joint owners, or named on a custodial account in good standing with Point Breeze Credit Union.
Scholarship awards were presented to students on Thursday, June 20 at Point Breeze Credit Union’s Hunt Valley office, 11104 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, MD.
About Point Breeze Credit Union
Point Breeze Credit Union is one of Maryland’s largest credit unions, with more than 57,000 members and assets exceeding $781 million. A full-service financial institution that is member-owned and not-for-profit, Point Breeze offers easy, reliable banking through offices in Hunt Valley, Rosedale, Bel Air, Westminster, and Owings Mills, as well as more than 5,600 Shared Branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide. Membership in Point Breeze is open to individuals who work, worship, or volunteer within 20 miles of a Point Breeze location. Point Breeze is federally insured by NCUA and an Equal Housing Opportunity lender. For more information, visitwww.pbcu.com.