DCCU announces 2019 scholarship winners

WAYNESBORO, VA (July 3, 2019) — DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) recently announced the winners of its annual scholarship contest, in which applicants were asked to write an essay about how they would describe financial health, why it’s important, and how DCCU can help to improve the financial health of the community. Once the winners were selected, DCCU employees attended many of the year-end awards programs to present the $1,000 scholarship awards in person.

“Investing in local students represents our commitment and passion for education as we help to ease the stress of paying for college,” said Steve Elkins, DCCU’s President and CEO.

The scholarship program is another way DCCU gives back to the community while helping to make an impact in the lives of students and their families. This year, DCCU awarded a total of $26,000 in scholarships to deserving students in our community, and $344,000 since the inception of the program in 1995. 

Congratulations to our 2019 scholarship winners:

Karen Sumner, Adult Category

Rebecca Hardesty, Broadway High School

Nikki Pettry, Buffalo Gap High School

Haleigh Myrtle, Central High School

Cynthia Fairbanks, Clarke County High School

Kayli Mitchell, East Rockingham High School

Clayton Kershner, Fort Defiance High School

Gabriel Poirot, Harrisonburg High School

Jaime Trejo-Angeles, John Handley High School

Danielle Hale, Masters/Doctorate Category

Isys Jones, Millbrook High School

DiLaina Huffman, Parry McCluer High School

Daniel Palacios, Private/Homeschool Category

Keith Bell, Riverheads High School

Isaiah Knopp, Robert E. Lee High School

Hannah Mayr, Rockbridge County High School

Hailey Catalano, Sherando High School

Kiaya Wenger, Spotswood High School

Virginia Biller, Stonewall Jackson High School

Satchel Roller, Strasburg High School

Brooke Burnett, Stuarts Draft High School

Zach Bishop, Technical/Licensure Category

Emily Daggett, Turner Ashby High School

Kaley Foulks, Warren County High School

Samuel Pereles, Waynesboro High School

Shelby Slayton, Wilson Memorial High School

About DuPont Community Credit Union

DuPont Community Credit Union was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Waynesboro, Virginia. With fourteen locations throughout the Central Shenandoah Valley, DCCU serves over 116,000 members and has an asset size of over $1.7Billion. For more information, please visit our website at


Lisa Gilliam
Marketing AVP
DuPont Community Credit Union

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