Green Bay Preble, Oshkosh West, Kaukauna seniors receive $1,000 credit union chapter scholarships

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Update 5/10/24

Please join us in congratulating this year’s Greater Fox Cities Chapter of Credit Unions scholarship recipients for 2024! 

The following high school seniors will each receive $1,000 scholarships supported by Community First Credit Union and 13 other regional credit unions involved in the chapter:

  • Ava Hazuka | Green Bay Preble HS
  • Madelyn Rutkowski | Oshkosh West HS
  • Ava Mau | Kaukauna HS

The recipients were selected by the chapter based on their future plans for ensuring financial wellness along with their experiences giving back to the community through volunteerism. All three were recognized at the chapter’s Scholarship Winner Showcase banquet on April 23 at Pullmans at Trolley Square in Appleton. 

Community First’s Angela Skrobutanus (VP of Product Marketing) helped review and select the recipients as part of the chapter’s scholarship committee. “Choosing the best from the 65 applications received for these scholarships was a difficult task,” she said. “We are proud to recognize these ambitious and talented credit union member-owners and wish them all the best in their educational journeys and future careers.”

Graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in college or currently enrolled technical college students regardless of age have upcoming scholarship opportunities completely or partially funded by Community First Credit Union.



Three $1,000 Scholarships

Community First is a co-sponsor of three $1,000 scholarships for graduating high school seniors as part of the Greater Fox Cities Chapter of Credit Unions annual scholarship program. The scholarships are awarded to active credit union members (must have a credit union account opened by Jan. 31) and based on responses to essay and community involvement questions. Deadline to enter is March 30.

Applicants must submit an essay of 350-500 words to answer this question: If you ran a credit union, what initiatives/programs/products would you implement to foster the philosophy of ‘People Helping People’?

A response is also needed regarding these community involvement questions: If you could start your own charity, what would your mission be? Who would you serve? What kinds of acts of service would volunteers perform?

A chapter Scholarship Award Committee will review all applications, including the essays and community involvement responses. Recipients will be notified by April 11 and scholarships presented at the April 23 chapter meeting.

2024 GFCCCU Scholarship Rules Form for specific details and an application form. 

$500 FVTC Scholarship

Applying for the Community First-sponsored $500 scholarship through the FVTC Foundation scholarship each semester is free and easy. No essay required, only references from two staff instructors. Applications for spring scholarships are being accepted Jan. 18 to Feb. 7.

Any student enrolled and attending FVTC classes while pursuing an associate degree, technical diploma or an apprenticeship is eligible for an FVTC Foundation scholarship. In the 2022-23 school year, the FVTC Foundation awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships (including Community First scholarships each spring and fall semester).

To learn more or apply, visit Fox Valley Technical College Scholarship Application.


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