1st Advantage Awards $8,000 in Scholarships
Advantage awarded a total of $8,000 in scholarships to well deserving Greater Peninsula high school students. The recipients of the 2017 Directors’ Scholarships are: Dimitri M. Diaz, Bethel High School; Clemence A. Hidalgo, Warwick High School; Cherelle D. Matthews, Bruton High School; and Laurel Lee Anne Nicks. Each scholarship winner received $2,000 to help fund their continued education.
For over 47 years, 1st Advantage has been providing scholarships to first year college students. The program began by offering two scholarships of $750 each memorializing two people that played a key role in the development of the Credit Union, Del Close and William Coughron. An additional scholarship was added, recognizing the superior volunteer service to 1st Advantage by Dave Hornstein and then Carlo Roma. The program added a scholarship in 2003 appropriately recognizing the achievements of Joe Cona, past Credit Union Chairman and longtime volunteer.
About 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union
1st Advantage Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution, is headquartered in Yorktown, Virginia. Established in 1951 as Ft. Eustis Federal Credit Union, 1st Advantage serves over 60,000 members and operates 13 branches in Southeastern Virginia. For more information please visit www.1stAdvantage.org.
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