Robins Financial Credit Union names 2017 scholarship recipients
WARNER ROBINS, GA (May 9, 2017) — For the 21st consecutive year, Robins Financial Credit Union awarded five high school seniors from Central Georgia with scholarships.
Recipients will receive a 4 year, $4,000 scholarship. It encourages academic excellence and requires that students maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average to continue to receive disbursements. Students may use the funds for any school related expenses.
This year, Robins Financial received over 120 applications. Applicants are judged on their academic excellence, extracurricular and community activities, letters of recommendation, and a written essay.
This year’s winners are:
Sarah Baldree – Sarah currently goes to school at Central High School. She plans to attend Williams College for Pre-Medical Biology.
Nia Foy – Nia currently goes to school at Houston County High School. She plans to attend University of Georgia for Biology/Pre-medicine.
Mychal Jackson – Mychal currently goes to school at Warner Robins High School. He plans to attend Columbus State University for Biology.
Erin Powell – Erin currently goes to school at Telfair County High School. She plans to attend Auburn University for Music Education.
Adam Rex – Adam currently goes to school at Peach County High School. He plans to attend Mercer University for Business.
Winners and their families were treated to a small awards banquet held at the Credit Union’s Jack G. Byrd Learning Center. The award banquet gives the Credit Union an opportunity to meet the students and parents and celebrate their successful High School career.
“An outstanding group of young people applied for this year’s scholarship, and it was difficult to select just five winners. We are proud of the winners’ achievements, and look forward to watching them do great things in the future,” John Rhea, President and CEO of Robins Financial Credit Union, said.
This scholarship demonstrates the Credit Union’s support for education and its desire to help qualified members with the cost of attending college. Robins Financial Credit Union has awarded over $330,000.00 to graduating seniors since the scholarship was founded 21 years ago. Robins Financial is proud to continue carrying on this tradition of providing assistance to its members and helping young members build a strong financial future.
Adam Rex, Erin Powell, Sarah Baldree, Nia Foy and Mychal Jackson receive their 2017 Scholarship
Robins Financial Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Financial currently provides financial services to over 180,000 members, with assets exceeding $2.3 billion
About Robins Financial Credit Union
Robins Financial Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with twenty-two branches in central Georgia. Robins Financial currently provides financial services to over 216,000 members, with assets exceeding $2.8 billion.