Saint Louis, MO – The Together Foundation, with the support of Together Credit Union, has awarded $15,000 college scholarships to graduating seniors from the Greater St. Louis area through the Vince Jacknewitz Scholarship Program. This announcement is in addition to a May 21st release, which named the recipients of the inaugural Together Foundation Community Scholarship Program.
“Each of our scholarship recipients represent a committed student who has gone above and beyond during their time in high school, and we are proud to support them as they set off on their collegiate journeys.” said Pier Alsup, Chief Community Engagement & Social Responsibility Officer.
The following ten recipients will each receive a $1,500 college scholarship for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year:
- Alison Stanford, Oakville Senior High School, Webster University
- Cameron Cozort, Hillsboro High School, Southeast Missouri State University
- Emily Stasiak, Seckman Senior High School, Indiana University Bloomington
- Eric Sheahan, Lindbergh High School, University of Alabama
- Grace Anderson, Nerinx Hall High School, University of Arkansas
- Ivy Fitzsimmons, Metro Academic and Classical High School, Warren Wilson College
- Lane Sedlacek, Triad High School, University of Washington
- Lexi Hamburg, Rockwood Summit High School, Arkansas State University
- Margaret MacArthur, Affton High School, Southeast Missouri State University
- Tanner Placke, St. John Vianney High School, Maryville University
"I am greatly honored and humbled to receive this scholarship. It will be a huge help with tuition and room and board at Arkansas State this fall, as I pursue my study of Radiology,” said Lexi Hamburg. “Thank you so very much!”
Since 1994, the credit union and its foundation have awarded more than 150 scholarships to college-bound seniors. The scholarship program was renamed in 2001 in honor of the late Vince Jacknewitz, who served on the Board of Directors for Together Credit Union, formerly Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union, from 1984-2001, and as Board Chair from 1995-1996. To date, more than $200,000 in scholarship dollars have been awarded.
Vince Jacknewitz Scholarship recipients are members of the credit union’s Young Adult Financial Group, a criteria for eligibility, and were selected by a committee of judges. As part of the application process, applicants submitted an information packet, which included a record of academic achievements, letters of recommendation, a list of scholastic and community activities, and a written or video essay.
For more information regarding the Vince Jacknewitz Scholarship Program, please contact Sheila Sova, Community Engagement Associate, by emailing SSova@TogetherCU.org. For more information regarding this announcement, contact Julie Linder, PR & Events Strategist, by calling (314) 657-9311.
About the Credit Union: As a member-owned, community-focused, not-for-profit financial institution, the Credit Union offers a comprehensive list of banking products and financial services at 27 branches nationwide and through 24/7 Member resources and amenities. In addition, Members can access their accounts and perform transactions at more than 5,600 shared branch locations and self-service shared branch express terminals, as well as more than 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs, through the CO-OP Shared Branch Network in all 50 states.
With more than $1.82 billion in total assets and 132,000 members nationwide, Together Credit Union is named a 2019 Best Credit Union in Missouri by Forbes Magazine and ranked as a “Top 150,” credit union in the U.S. The credit union was also chosen as a 2019 Corporate Philanthropy honoree by both the Credit Union National Association and the St. Louis Business Journal.