$10,000 Awarded to 2012 United Heritage Community Scholarship Recipients

United Heritage Charity Foundation awards students from Rouse High School and East Side Memorial High School with two $5,000 scholarships

AUSTIN, Texas (June 14, 2012) – More than $50,000 in scholarships have been awarded and 15 scholarship recipients honored over the 12-year scholarship history.  In announcing the two 2012 recipients, the United Heritage Community Scholarship Committee continues its mission to help grow and support accomplished service-oriented young people with a strong focus on higher education.

United Heritage Charity Foundation selected Kristin Young and Christina Moten-Johnson as the 2012 recipients of the United Heritage Community Scholarship.  The Scholarship Committee considered dozens of applications across the state, and has selected the Rouse High School (Young) and Eastside Memorial High School (Moten-Johnson) seniors as its fourteenth and fifteenth scholarship recipients, each receiving a scholarship of $5,000 to the school of their choice.  The scholarship recipients are selected based on community service, character and leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, scholastic achievements, essay response, and letters of recommendation, all of which are exemplified by both Ms. Young and Ms. Moten-Johnson.  “Both recipients are great examples of what the Scholarship Committee and the Charity Foundation are looking for when making their selections.  We are very excited for both ladies and we will be interested to see where their journeys take them,” stated Charity Foundation Chairman May Lofgreen.

Ms. Young’s activities included Air Force Junior ROTC, St. Margaret Mary Youth Group, FFA, and flag football.  She was very involved in her community by volunteering with Williamson County Humane Society, Annunciation Maternity Home, Vista Oaks Neighbor Outreach, Hill Country Ministries, and numerous other local church and community organizations.  Ms. Moten-Johnson’s activities included Student Council, National Black MBA Association/Leaders of Tomorrow, Eastside Memorial High School Marching Band and soccer.  She participated in several community projects by volunteering with organizations such as Capital Area Food Bank, East Austin Relay for Life, Project Helping Hand, Top Teens of America, as well as many others.   

As their senior year draws to an end, both Ms. Young and Ms. Moten-Johnson are enthusiastic about their academic futures.  Ms. Young will be attending Baylor University in the fall, where she plans to study Business and Marketing.  She is interested in both sports and entertainment marketing and is looking forward to learning more about each topic.  Ms. Moten-Johnson is tackling the difficult choice between her top two schools and plans to study Biology in order to go on to Veterinary School.  She has always had an interest in caring for animals and is excited to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian.

About the United Heritage Community Scholarship
Since 2000, United Heritage has supported high school seniors in continuing their education and honoring those that exemplify the Credit Union philosophy of “People Helping People”.  The Scholarship Committee selects recipients based on community service, character and leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, scholastic achievement, essay response, and letters of recommendation.

About United Heritage Charity Foundation
Founded in 2003, the United Heritage Charity Foundation was developed as a 501(c)(3) to support projects and organizations within local communities and, since its inception, has distributed over $1 million. The Charity Foundation’s goals are to support participation in events that make communities a better place to live, work and attend school; support education initiatives and medical research; better the lives of sick and neglected children and their families during their times of need; and establish a presence in the community.

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