Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union presents a Community Service Scholarship and a Legacy Scholarship in partnership with the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation

KERNERSVILLE, NC (June 5, 2023) — For the first year, Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union and the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation chose two graduating high school seniors to win $5,000 each in scholarship awards.

The 2023 Community Service Scholarship winner is Reilly Wagner, who plans to attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University this fall. The 2023 Legacy Scholarship winner is Savanna Eggerling, who plans to attend the University of South Carolina in the fall.

Applicants were evaluated by the Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union and Carolinas Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee based on grade point average, participation in school clubs and activities, community and volunteer involvement, and their response to an online essay question. In addition to the four key areas, the Scholarship Selection Committee also recognizes that college is overwhelmingly expensive for many. To help, the Foundation’s scholarship application portal includes a financial need section. The 2023 award recipients were scored as most qualified for the scholarships based on the criteria stated above.

The credit union would also like to extend a sincere congratulations to member, Declan Maloney, who was selected as the recipient for the 2023 Carolina Credit Union Foundation Scholarship. Maloney plans to attend Clemson University in the fall.

“We are honored to partner with the foundation to recognize these talented students. Their academic achievements in the classroom, extracurricular activities, and dedication to community service are truly impressive. We are proud of all the applicants who are planning to continue their education in an effort to achieve personal and professional goals,” said Tim Carlisle, Carolina Trust President/CEO.

For nearly 30 years, the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation has served as a partner in philanthropy to credit unions, with a mission to empower and inspire credit unions in the Carolinas through collaborative opportunities that enrich the community.

Pictured L to R: Reilly Wagner, 2023 Community Service Scholarship Recipient; Savanna Eggerling, 2023 Legacy Scholarship Recipient; and Declan Maloney, 2023 Carolinas Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Recipient.


About Carolinas Credit Union Foundation

The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation was incorporated in 1993 as a charitable organization dedicated to the embodiment of the “people helping people” philosophy of credit unions. Its mission is to empower and inspire credit unions in the Carolinas through collaborative opportunities to enrich our communities. The Foundation serves as a founding partner to Victory Junction, a year-round camping facility, located in Randleman, NC, for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Over the last 17 years, more than $5 million has been raised by credit unions in the Carolinas to support its camp and outreach programs. The Foundation also serves as a partner in philanthropy with credit unions, assisting charitable giving through donor-advised funds, managing scholarship and employee hardship programs, supporting small credit unions with professional development grants, and aiding disaster relief for the local, national, and global credit union communities.


Brandon Pugh

VP Public Relations & Communications

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