Christian Community Credit Union awards $72,500 In scholarships

SAN DIMAS, CA (October 19, 2016) — Christian Community Credit Union’s “Scholarships for Success” Program awarded $72,500 in scholarships to 73 students in 2016. Awards were given to this year’s scholars and those who qualified for the multi-year scholarship program. Students were selected based on their essay, academic excellence, extra-curricular activities, and references. The Scholarship Program is offered each winter and awarded in May. Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students who are members of the Credit Union. Since the scholarship program began in 1999, the Credit Union has awarded $744,000 in scholarships.

“I have always loved the friendly and helpful service at Christian Community Credit Union. I am immensely grateful for their generosity in granting me this scholarship,” said Cassandra MacQuoid, Concordia University student.

“My family and I have been greatly appreciative of the scholarship provided by Christian Community Credit Union,” said Boyden Myers, Biola University student. “The scholarship has served as a tremendous blessing.”

Below is a list of our 2016 Scholarship recipients and the schools they are attending:

  • Arizona State University—Joshua Dao
  • Auburn University—Joshua Wells
  • Azusa Pacific University—Caleb Agron, Lauren Bashoura, Leah Bolton, Julie Bocock, Megan Forbes, Sarah O’Dell
  • Biola University—Katelyn Biggerstaff, Alyssa Bosanko, Brianna Eng, Bethany Garcia, Logan Goke,
  • Boyden Myers, Alexis Stefani
  • California Baptist University—Victoria Ashby, Benjamin Long, Zachary Long
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo—Jennifer Lang, Micaela Wu
  • Cedarville University—Amy Grudier
  • Citrus College—Cole Lindsay
  • Columbia International University—Dallas Sims
  • Concordia University—Cassandra MacQuoid
  • Corban University—Andrae Snegirev
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University—Edward Forman
  • Evangelical Institute of Biblical—Anna Winter
  • Grand Canyon University—Haley Hurlock
  • Heartland Community College—Raelyn Lessen
  • Hope International University—Antonio Rodriguez
  • Houston Baptist University—Elizabeth Robbins
  • Indiana Wesleyan University—Hayley Walpus
  • John Brown University—Grant Bruner, Megan Hansen
  • LeTourneau University—Thomas LePoidevin
  • Liberty University—Keith Myers
  • Life Pacific College—Gabriel Kepler, Abel Sedillo, Elizabeth Sotelo
  • Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary—James Hagerman
  • Midwestern University—Lelan Dao
  • Moody Bible Institute—Victory Ali, Lydia Beth Hochstetler
  • Ohio State University—Katelyn Adams
  • Orange Coast College—Kendra Samadoff
  • Patrick Henry College—Luke Vorster
  • Point Loma Nazarene University—Cole Curry, Madelyn Dow
  • Portland State University—Stetson Kinnison
  • Princeton Theological Seminary—Anna Gheen
  • Saddleback College—Hayley Shea
  • San Jose State University—Rachel Barnes
  • Seattle Pacific University—Benjamin Jenkins
  • Texas A&M University—Karis Tang-Quan
  • The Master’s Seminary—Daniel Wilson
  • Trinity International University—Matthew Phelps
  • Troy University—Alyssa Crow
  • University of Arizona—Mallory Korenwinder
  • University of British Columbia—Jessica Hinojosa
  • University of California, Berkeley—Andrew Hild
  • University of Hawaii Community Colleges—Jacqueline Sanders
  • University of San Francisco—Ruthann Niewoehner
  • University of Southern California—Stephanie Archer, Clara Howell
  • University of Wisconsin—Cherise Cerocke
  • University of Louisville—Michael Luke
  • Virginia Tech—Andrew Walraven
  • Washington College—Heidi Butler
  • Wheaton College—Jonathan Phelps
  • William and Mary Law School—Nicholas Van Cleve
  • William Jessup University—Ryan Cherry
  • Wright State University—Paul Hemminger
  • York College of Pennsylvania—Alayna De Bruin

“We’re thankful for the opportunity to bless hundreds of students with a scholarship for the past 17 years,” said John Walling, Christian Community Credit Union President/CEO. “We look forward to awarding many more.”

Christian Community Credit Union offers Student Advantage Banking—a money saving program exclusively for students age 16-24. The Credit Union also offers Student Choice—a private student loan solution to help fill educational funding gaps. For more information, please call 800.347.CCCU (2228) or visit

About Christian Community Credit Union

Christian Community Credit Union has over $800 million in assets and over 30,000 members nationwide. For over 64 years, the Credit Union has served as a purpose-driven financial partner of Christian ministries, churches, and their members.


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