1st Advantage awards $8,000 in scholarships

YORKTOWN, VA (May 18, 2016) — 1st Advantage awarded a total of $8,000 in scholarships to well deserving Greater Peninsula high school students. The recipients of the 2016 Directors’ Scholarships are: Tiffany A. Crawford, Collegiate School; Tayley S. Carter, Woodside High School; Jonathan M. Lacson, Warwick High School; and Shauna L. Pereira, Woodside High School. Each scholarship winner received $2,000 to help fund their continued education.

For over 46 years 1st Advantage has been providing scholarships to first-year college students. The program began by offering two scholarships of $750 each memorializing two people that played a key role in the development of the Credit Union, Del Close and William Coughron. An additional scholarship was added, recognizing the superior volunteer service to 1st Advantage by Dave Hornstein and then Carlo Roma. The program added a scholarship in 2003 appropriately recognizing the achievements of Joe Cona, past Credit Union Chairman and longtime volunteer.


Photo caption: Paul W. Muse, President/CEO of 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union; Tiffany A. Crawford, Scholarship Recipient from Collegiate School; Tayley S. Carter, Scholarship Recipient from Woodside High School; Brenda Dawson, Secretary, Board of Directors; Jonathan M. Lacson, Scholarship Recipient from Warwick High School; Shauna L. Pereira, Scholarship Recipient from Woodside High School; and Tom Cameron, Chairman, Board of Directors

About 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union

1st Advantage Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution, is headquartered in Yorktown, Virginia. Established in 1951 as Ft. Eustis Federal Credit Union, 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union with assets of over $900 million operates 14 branches in Southeastern Virginia and parts of North Carolina. For more information, please visit



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