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FVTC student grateful for $500 Community First scholarship

Combined Locks mom juggles family, studies in business management

April 23, 2019

A Combined Locks woman who received a $500 Community First Credit Union scholarship to help pay for her studies at Fox Valley Technical College is grateful for the boost to her career pursuits and her growing family.
In December, Kristin Jansen was awarded the scholarship that will help keep her on course to graduate in May with an associate degree in business management. “With a toddler now and another little one due at the end of spring semester, this will help a lot financially,” she said.

The scholarship will help Kristin “rest easier knowing I have some daycare costs taken care of.” She continues to work at Apricity, a contract packaging company (formerly STEP Industries) and hopes the degree will help her goal of becoming an operations manager.

“Moving forward is the key and this (scholarship) will help,” said Kristin, a Community First member-owner. “FVTC will give me the tools I need to run and maintain a production floor, along with the tools required to work well with team members.”

Community First offers a $500 FVTC scholarship in the spring and fall semester to help empower and inspire students like Kristin to achieve their dreams.