Truliant Names Eight 2016 Scholarship Winners
Release date: 5/24/2016
Winston-Salem, N.C. (May 24, 2016) – Truliant Federal Credit Union recently awarded eight scholarships to help student member-owners meet higher education goals.
Truliant began establishing scholarship funds about two decades ago as a benefit to member-owners attaining a post-secondary education. Truliant received more than 200 applications for this year’s awards.
"This year’s applicants showed an impressive caliber of accomplishment which makes selecting winners that much tougher. The level of leadership and enthusiasm was enormous,” said Renee Shipko, community engagement liaison. “We congratulate Truliant’s 2016 scholarship winners for continued excellence in their schools and communities."
Truliant awarded eight $1,000 scholarships from two scholarship funds: the Fred J. Sarda Fund and the Clyde O. Padgett Fund.
Fred J. Sarda Scholarship Winners - $1,000 each
Fred J. Sarda Scholarships are awarded annually by Truliant to member-owners who are graduating high school and who plan to attend an accredited college, community college or university. This year’s recipients are:
Alyssa Caroline Breedlove, the daughter of Tammie and William Breedlove of Burlington, NC. Breedlove attends Walter Williams High School in Burlington and plans to major in biological sciences at Clemson University.
Trevor Luke Collins, the son of Lisa and Brian Keith Collins of Ramseur, NC. Collins attends Eastern Randolph High School and will be attending the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with plans to major in physical therapy.
Amy Elizabeth Griffin, the daughter of Susan and Tim Griffin of Charlotte, NC. Griffin attends South Mecklenburg High School and will attend Wingate University to earn a nursing degree.
Bianca Li Hanafin, the daughter of Lori and Rick Hanafin of Belmont, NC. Hanafin attends South Point High School in Gaston County and will attend University of North Carolina-Greensboro to major in nursing.
Caitlin Janelle Kelly, the daughter of Tosha and Edward Kelly of Mechanicsville, Va. Kelly is homeschooled and will attend the Honors College at the University of Alabama in Huntsville to major in aerospace engineering.
Matias Andres Mendieta, the son of Tina Bloomer of Indian Trail, NC. Matias is homeschooled and will attend the University of North Carolina-Charlotte to major in computer engineering this fall.
Peter Lindner Worcester, the son of Wendy and Peter Worcester of Winston-Salem, NC. Peter attends
Forsyth Country Day School, and will attend the University of Virginia where he plans to major in computer science or civil engineering.
Clyde Padgett Scholarship Winner - $1,000
The Clyde Padgett Scholarship is awarded annually to family member of a Truliant employee, retired employee or board member.
Michael Lee Branton, the son of Tammy and Michael Branton of Shelby, NC. Tammy manages Truliant’s Shelby Member Financial Center. Michael attends Crest High School and plans to attend Wake Forest University to major in physics.
Truliant offers congratulations to each of our 2016 scholarship winners.
Pictured at top of page: Marc Schaefer, President and CEO of Truliant, left, with winners Amy Griffin of Charlotte, Peter Worcester of Winston-Salem, Alyssa Breedlove of Burlington, Trevor Collins of Ramseur, Matias Mendieta of Indian Trail, Bianca Hanafin of Belmont/Gaston Co, and Karen DeSalvo, Chief Marketing Officer, Truliant.
About Truliant Federal Credit Union
Truliant Federal Credit Union is a mission-driven, not-for-profit financial institution that promises to always have its member-owners’ best interest at heart by improving their lives through financial guidance and affordable financial services. Truliant was chartered in 1952 and now serves more than 199,000+ members with 31 Member Financial Centers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. For more information, visit www.truliant.org.
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