Educators Credit Union awards 37 scholarships to local high school seniors

MT. PLEASANT, WI (June 3, 2019) — Educators Credit Union has awarded 37 graduating high school seniors each with $2,000 scholarships. The 37 scholarship recipients in 2019 is the largest group of scholarship winners in the history of the Educators Credit Union program.

To qualify for the scholarship, students had to demonstrate excellence in academics and their community and write an essay detailing how they demonstrate one of Educators Credit Union’s five core values – honesty, integrity, fairness, respect and excellence. A committee evaluated each submission rigorously and, after hours of evaluation, selected these 37 students.

“Knowing that I won this scholarship is a great relief,” said scholarship recipient Elsa Sanchez. “It assured me that more people believe in me and that I should keep working to achieve what I want to do.”

The $2,000 will go to support these amazing students in their pursuit of higher education. The
2019 Educators Credit Union Scholarship winners are:

 Ryan Aspenleiter New Berlin West High School
 Jamie Brodbeck Pewaukee High School
 Carly Davis Milton High School
 Autumn Dobrowski Park High School
 Sophia Dooman Parker High School
 James Dreifuerst The Prairie School
 Andrew Ellingham Burlington High School
 Halea Fields Pius XI High School
 Sophia Foster Big Foot High School
 Simon Garey Cedarburg High School
 Carly Hanke Milton High School
 Andrew Krueger Shoreland Lutheran High School
 Caleb Lash Shoreland Lutheran High School
 Her Pao Lee Marquette University High School
 Evan McKenzie New Berlin West High School
 John Olson Walden III
 Amma Otchere Menomonee Falls High School
 Anna Peterson The Prairie School
 Benjamin Pierson Craig High School
 Emily Pierson Craig High School
 Caden Reece Elkhorn Area High School
 Marlee Reischl Horlick High School
 Mia Rimmer Rufus King High School
 Dejah Russell-Banister Carmen Middle/High School of Science and Technology
 Elsa Sanchez Ronald Reagan High School
 Adrianna Santelli Harborside Academy
 Benjamin Sranske St. Thomas More High School
 Haven Stangel Wauwatosa East High School
 Ashley Stich Tremper High School
 John Svoren Horlick High School
 Maika Thao Menomonee Falls High School
 Austin Thompson Parker High School
 Mirian Vargas Ronald Reagan High School
 Hannah Vicich Mukwonago High School
 Nathan Warda Parker High School
 Henry Wellenstein Wauwatosa East High School
 Madison Xiong Ronald Reagan High School

About Educators Credit Union

Educators Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution committed to helping people make informed financial decisions through educating and advising. We are dedicated to consistently building relationships, providing affordable financial products, and helping those we serve achieve their financial goals. Educators is open to anyone who lives or works in southeastern Wisconsin. For more information, visit


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