Elevations Foundation awards scholarships to 23 local students

BOULDER, CO (June 13, 2017) — The Elevations Foundation awarded an all-time high $61,000 in scholarships at its annual Celebration of Community on May 15 at the Longmont Museum. For the first time ever, the event was co-hosted by the Education Foundation of the St. Vrain Valley, which awarded an additional $38,000 in scholarships.

The 23 Elevations Foundation scholarship recipients are 2017 graduates of Boulder Valley, Poudre, St. Vrain Valley and Thompson School Districts. Elevations Foundation’s scholarship initiative has provided over $265,000 in scholarships for higher education during its first seven years. Award criteria is, in part, needs-based.

“Elevations Foundation is rooted in education and committed to providing needs-based scholarships to graduating seniors,” said Dennis Paul, Elevations Foundation Vice Chair and Director. “Increasing awareness for scholarship and the challenging landscape young people face today is critical.”

Elevations Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization that carries out the philanthropic pursuits of Elevations Credit Union and is led by Board Chair Scott Dunn. Since its inception in 2010, Elevations Foundation has provided over $1 million in community grants, scholarships and emergency assistance. Elevations Credit Union is one of the largest local financial institutions serving Colorado’s Front Range.

Elevations Foundation and St. Vrain Valley Scholarships Recipients, Ashleigh Miller Photography

About Elevations Credit Union

Elevations Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving Colorado’s Front Range. Elevations provides a broad portfolio of financial products and services including checking and savings accounts, mortgage loans, credit cards, auto loans, home equity loans, student loans, business banking, commercial loans and financial planning. Founded in 1953 as the U of C Federal Credit Union in Boulder, Elevations has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to an institution with more than 130,000 members that manages more than $2 billion in assets and is the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado. In 2014, Elevations earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In 2015 and 2016, Elevations was named one of the Best Companies to Work for in ColoradoTM in the large company category. Readers of local newspapers name Elevations “Best Bank/Financial Institution,” “Best Mortgage Lender” and “Best Customer Service” year after year. To learn more, visit


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