1st Advantage Awarded $8,000 in Scholarships at Annual Meeting

1st Advantage Awards $8,000 in Scholarships

1st Advantage awarded a total of $8,000 in scholarships to well deserving Hampton Roads high school students. The recipients of the 2019 Directors’ Scholarships are: Attiyah Abdul-Alim, Grafton High School; Carlie L. Shaffer ,Warhill High School; Abigail B. Santos Castro, York High School; and Alani G. Ramirez, Peninsula Catholic  High School (not pictured). Each scholarship winner received $2,000 to help fund their continued education.

For nearly 50 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 Federal Credit Union with assets of over $700 million operates 14 branches in Southeastern Virginia and parts of North Carolina.

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