GKCU awards more scholarships to Class of 2015
GEORGETOWN, SC (May 19, 2015) — GKCU is honored to recognize ten area high school seniors from the graduating class of 2015 as this year’s GKCU Scholarship recipients. Each recipient is awarded a $1,000 scholarship that can be used as a supplement to offset costs of tuition, books or room and board at any two- or four-year college.
The recipients for the 2015 GKCU College Scholarships are: Sydney Baber of Andrews High School who will be attending Anderson University; David Stalvey of Georgetown High School who will be attending the Clemson University; Hayley Strong of Waccamaw High School who will be attending University of Alabama, Benjamin Cohen of Williamsburg Acadmey who will be attending Greenville Technical School for Aircraft Maintenance; Taylor McConnell of Georgetown High School who will be attending Coastal Carolina University; Eaddy Moore of Carvers Bay High School who will be attending Presbyterian College; Olivia Dunlap of Waccamaw High School who will be attending Spartanburg Methodist; Mary Webb Adams of Williamsburg Academy who will be attending the Clemson University; Hannah McLean of Carvers Bay High School who will be attending Clemson University and Jacob McDaniel of Georgetown High School who will be attending University of South Carolina.
“The class of 2015 is truly commendable for their determination, perseverance and commitment. We are proud to be able to continue our commitment for financial education with these scholarships. All of the recipients are deserving of this recognition and are strong models of what you can accomplish with hard work, focus and determination” states Nikki Ewing, GKCU Marketing Director.
A 3-person selection volunteer committee comprised selected the recipients based on their academic and extracurricular activities at school, community involvement and services and work and leadership experience.
“All of this year’s applicants displayed a strong commitment to their educational and community involvement while still remaining passionate and excelling in individual interests. We are exceptional thrilled to be able to again award $10,000 to graduating class of 2015 to help them reach their dreams by giving them the tools they need to take the next steps in their lives to higher education,” states Ewing.
In total, GKCU received 43 applications from nine high schools in both Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties. Applicants are required to be a GKCU member or son/daughter of a GKCU member. The application outlines interests in school and community, work and leadership experience, an essay on community service and a letter of recommendation. The recipients, and their families, were recognized during a special reception where GKCU Board and staff members personally congratulated them.
GKCU is a member-owned, full-service financial institution with branches in Georgetown, Andrews and Kingstree and Pawleys Island. Georgetown Kraft Credit Union is able to serve anyone who lives, works or attends school in Georgetown and Williamsburg counties.