For Immediate Release
Contact: Brian Wilcox
410-272-4000 ext. 3114
EDGEWOOD, Md., April 10, 2020 — Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union (APGFCU) is proud to announce the winners of its annual scholarship competition. This year, APGFCU is awarding $68,000 to 34 worthy recipients.
The scholarship program is open to high school students anticipating spring graduation; continuing students of a college, trade school, or certificate program; and adults returning to a college, trade school, or certificate program.
Applicants were asked to respond to the question, “APGFCU embraces the cooperative principle of providing education, training, and information to empower its members to improve their financial well-being. How would you go about reaching and educating young adults on financial wellness? Describe the kinds of tools and resources you would provide” through a written essay, video or photo.
The following high school seniors are receiving scholarships:
Marina Bennett Aberdeen High School
Samuel Boin Homeschool
Elianna Bolton Aberdeen High School
Valerie Burke Fallston High School
Lane Crofton Fallston High School
Hannah Donohue Fallston High School
Alexander Flasch Fallston High School
Katherine Foy Aberdeen High School
Taylor Gasior Bel Air High School
Isabela Gomez The Catholic High School of Baltimore
Esme Hansing South Lakes High School
Cole Higgins C. Milton Wright High School
Kaylyn Jennings North East High School
Ethan Jew C. Milton Wright
Bradley Lembach Homeschool
Emily Linz Aberdeen High School
Katerina Lomis Patterson Mill High School
Alexander Rawlett Edgewood High School
Lauren Reich C. Milton Wright High School
Renae Stamas Notre Dame Preparatory School
Connor Streibich Patterson Mill High School
Brooke Walz Bohemia Manor High School
Bruce Webb Joppatowne High School
Christopher Wehberg Edgewood High School
The following individuals are receiving scholarships as a returning student or a continuing education adult.
Samantha Fruhling University of Maryland Global Campus
Taylor Gallihue University of Maryland
Julie Gephardt Regent University
Julie Hagis Notre Dame of Maryland University
Gina Handley Cecil College
Kit Lombard Washington and Lee University
Grace Martino University of Maryland
Joshua Oltarzewski Harford Community College
Lauren Pahutski Towson University
Katherine Smith Mount St. Mary's University
The 34 winning candidates will each receive a $2,000 scholarship from APGFCU for a total of $68,000 in awards. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the APGFCU annual meeting, which has been postponed to the third quarter of 2020 in response to the current social distancing guidelines.
APGFCU is a leader in financial literacy programs designed to help young members develop successful money management skills through programs like STARSS — Students, Teens, and young Adults Reaching Success through Savings. The program offers account benefits for teens and college-age APGFCU members. The benefits are automatic and grouped by three ages, each with expanding financial features.
For more information about APGFCU’s financial education initiatives and scholarships, visit apgfcu.com/YouthEd or call 410-272-4000.
APGFCU is committed to building strong families for a stronger community with locations throughout Harford and Cecil counties. Membership is free and open to everyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers or attends school in Harford or Cecil County. For more information, call 410-272-4000 or visit apgfcu.com.