Black Hills Federal Credit Union announces 2021 VIBZ Scholarship recipients

RAPID CITY, SD (April 2, 2021) — Black Hills Federal Credit Union (BHFCU) is pleased to announce the ten recipients of the 2021 VIBZ Scholarships. Ten high school seniors from across South Dakota were selected to receive scholarships totaling $20,000.

Demonstrating outstanding commitment, leadership, community service, and academic achievement, the following recipients will each receive a one-time scholarship of $2,000 to attend an accredited vocational school, college, or university during the 2021 – 2022 academic year:

Ava Krush
Hot Springs High School

Brycen Cheney
Wall High School

Bridget Schneller
Schneller Home School

Sophia Janssen
St. Thomas More High School

Machelle Wicks
Custer High School

Dilyn Terkildsen
Philip High School

Abbie Grupe
Rapid City Stevens High School

Aisulu Malik
Rapid City Stevens High School

Mehrezat Abbas
Rapid City Central High School

Cameron Ausmann
Wall High School

In 2003, BHFCU began the VIBZ Scholarship Program as a part of its ongoing commitment to promote education and financial literacy. Since then, BHFCU has awarded over 100 scholarships to local students. BHFCU congratulates this year’s recipients on their outstanding accomplishments as students.

BHFCU supports community needs through corporate contributions, employee fundraisers and Jeans Day donations, and contributions from members, staff, and community supporters to the Black Hills FCU Charitable Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

About Black Hills Federal Credit Union

Established in Rapid City in 1941, Black Hills Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for profit financial cooperative serving more than 100,000 members. The community-chartered  credit union has locations in Rapid City, Box Elder, Custer, Eagle Butte, Hot Springs, Pierre,  Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Sturgis, and Wall, South Dakota, and Billings, Montana. For more  information, visit


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