Whitefish Credit Union Awards Community Pride Scholarships to FVCC Students
Whitefish Credit Union has awarded eight Flathead Valley Community College students with Community Pride Scholarships totaling $3500. The students applied the scholarships toward their summer and/or fall semester expenses. The scholarship recipients are:
From Columbia Falls – Cody Walters – pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in radiologic technology.
From Kalispell – Brandon Hoerling, pursuing an Associate of Science transfer degree in natural resources conservation towards his career goal of working in law enforcement with the National Forest Service; Lucrecia Lobbestael, pursing an Associate of Arts transfer degree with an emphasis in sociology with plans to continue her education to earn a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology; Kelsie McCafferty, pursuing prerequisite classes to prepare to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education on FVCC’s Kalispell campus through the University of Montana; Vicki Sallee, pursuing an Associate of Arts transfer degree with an emphasis in substance abuse counseling; Curt Zygmond, Jr., pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in culinary arts with plans to also complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in brewing science and brewery operations.
From Whitefish – Simone Craft, pursuing an Associate of Arts transfer degree in secondary education with plans to transfer to Montana State University to earn a bachelor’s degree in history education; Megan Dickerson, pursuing an Associate of Arts transfer degree in secondary education toward her goal of earning a bachelor’s degree in history education.
This is the 21st year Community Pride Scholarships have been awarded to permanent residents of Flathead, Lake and Lincoln counties. Over the past 21 years, Whitefish Credit Union has awarded $102,670 in scholarships to 300 students enrolled at FVCC.
Community Pride Scholarship criteria include financial need, potential for academic and career success and letters of recommendation from a non-family member such as a teacher, counselor or employer. The amount of individual scholarship awards varies. Funds are intended to support tuition, fees and book expenses, although tutoring and child care costs will also be considered.
For more information, contact the FVCC Financial Aid Office at 756-3849.