$52,500 in College Scholarships Awarded to 20 Oregon High School Seniors Through SELCO Community Credit Union’s Annual Scholarship Program

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Now in its 32nd year, the program has awarded $235,000 in scholarships in the past 5 years; virtual ceremony to be held on Friday, May 13 at 2 p.m.

(SPRINGFIELD, Ore) — SELCO Community Credit Union celebrated the 32nd year of its annual scholarship program by awarding $52,500 in college scholarships to 20 graduating high school seniors throughout Oregon. Each scholarship recipient will receive $2,500 to use toward college-related expenses, while the Richard Metzler Opportunity Scholarship recipient will receive $5,000.

To celebrate the 2022 scholarship recipients, SELCO is hosting a virtual ceremony via Instagram Stories (@selcoccu) on Friday, May 13 at 2 p.m. The ceremony will also be saved to SELCO’s Instagram Story Highlights.

SELCO started its scholarship program in 1991 as an important component of its mission to help members reach their financial and educational goals. In the past five years alone, SELCO has awarded $235,000 in scholarships.

“We’re honored to help give these students a well-deserved head start toward their college and career goals,” said Craig Carpenter, SELCO’s Senior Vice President of Lending & Business Banking. “If the quantity and quality of this year’s applications are any indication, Oregon’s high school seniors are as motivated and prepared as ever to do some truly incredible things.”

SELCO’s Scholarship Committee chose this year’s recipients from students across the 27 Oregon counties SELCO serves — and beyond. To qualify, applicants had to be graduating from a four-year accredited high school in Oregon, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, and plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

As part of the application, scholarship hopefuls were asked to submit an essay that answers the question: “Describe a time when diversity (of ideas, cultures, experiences, etc.) has made you reexamine a belief or viewpoint. Did you change your mind? Why or why not?”

The 2022 SELCO Scholarship recipients are:

$5,000 Richard Metzler Opportunity Scholarship

 Name

 High School

City

County

 Aaron Pina

 Marist Catholic High School

 Springfield

 Lane

 

$2,500 SELCO Scholarships

 Name

 High School

City

County

 Katy Klein

 Summit High School

 Bend

 Deschutes

 Bryn Littlefield

 Summit High School

 Bend

 Deschutes

 Jessica Sperber

 Ridgeview High School

 Redmond

 Deschutes

 Ethan Peasley

 Burns High School

 Hines

 Harney

 Arenaria Cramer

 South Eugene High School

 Eugene

 Lane

 Halle DeGarlais

 Cottage Grove High School

 Cottage Grove

 Lane

 Sabrina Giulietti

 Henry D. Sheldon High School

 Eugene

 Lane

 Lucia Hernandez Merino

 Churchill High School

 Eugene

 Lane

 Ryan Hinton

 Springfield High School

 Springfield

 Lane

 Sofia Megert

 South Eugene High School

 Eugene

 Lane

 Angelina Mitchell

 North Eugene High School

 Eugene

 Lane

 Leslie Monjaras

 Winston Churchill High School

 Eugene

 Lane

 Evelyn Silva - Morales

 North Eugene High School

 Eugene

 Lane

 Francesca Thuresson

 Pleasant Hill High School

 Springfield

 Lane

 Priscilla Thurman

 Lowell Junior Senior High School

 Springfield

 Lane

 Natalie VanderPloeg

 Mohawk High School

 Marcola

 Lane

 Mieli Ward

 Thurston High School

 Springfield

 Lane

 Nicole Williams

 Sprague High School

 Salem

 Marion

 Adam Ramsey

 International School of Beaverton

 Beaverton

 Washington

For a complete list of the 2022 SELCO Scholarship recipients, including photos, visit selco.org/why-selco/scholarships/2022-recipients/.

About SELCO Community Credit Union

Founded 86 years ago by a group of fiscally minded teachers, Springfield-based SELCO Community Credit Union today serves more than 145,000 members as one of the largest and longstanding Oregon-based credit unions. A not-for-profit, federally insured, member-driven financial cooperative with more than $2.6 billion in assets, SELCO provides its member-owners with exceptional rates and low fees on a full range of financial products and services, including banking, mortgages, personal and business loans, investments, and insurance. Membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of the 27 Oregon or 8 Washington counties SELCO serves. For more information or to become a member today, stop by one of SELCO’s 15 branches, visit selco.org, or call 800-445-4483.

Contacts

Jacob Berns, SELCO, 541-338-3841jberns@selco.org
Justin Yax, DVA Advertising & PR, 541-610-8443justin@dvaadv.com 

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