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Published on May 17, 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Winners

On May 11, the Community Choice Foundation proudly welcomed 25 new scholarship winners into its Circle of Scholars! The new class of honorees joins 270 past winners of this distinguished award.

In total, 15 scholarships of $5,000 were presented to high school seniors, while six others earned $2,500 scholarships for continuing education and four earned $2,500  to pursue training in a skilled trade.

Community Choice Foundation ScholarsThe Foundation has awarded $1.3 million in scholarships since launching the program in 2009. Each year, scholarship recipients pledge to use their education to Give Big™ in Michigan by living and working here after they graduate. Their skills and knowledge make Michigan a better place to work and live.

Our applicants are truly deserving. Some have overcome challenges yet still find it in their hearts to help others; others have dreams and ambitions that could one day change the world. That’s what we’re looking for in our scholarship recipients. This year’s honorees have heart, compassion, and intelligence.

Congratulations and best of luck to the Community Choice Foundation’s 2021 scholars:

Graduating high school senior winners

Jennifer Jaster, Macomb; Kassandra Gaytan, Marine City; Jordan Preston-Forte and Kayla Gerace, Warren; Hailey Petrovich, Westland; McKenzie Talsma, Zeeland; George Gogol, Grass Lake; Alec Brovont, Wyandotte; Sofia Buatti and Dallaz Martin, Farmington Hills; Marleigh Beaker, Brighton; Cayla Stec, Milford; Kimberly Darish, Fenton; Alayna Jones, Detroit; and Savannah Lefler, Redford.

Continuing education winners

Danielle Thornton, Jackson; Martina Anderson, Allendale; Kristle Allen and De’Andre Nelson, Detroit; Jenna Abdul-Jawad, Grand Rapids; and Hannah Mathers, Waterford.

Skilled trade honorees

Darnell Wilson, Garden City; Timothy Collick, New Hudson; Suzanne Morris, Wolverine Lake; and Justin Wolkhamer-Romp, Westland.

We are proud to welcome this group into a growing family of scholarship winners and wish them the best of luck.

You can meet the Community Choice Foundation’s 2021 scholars here!

The Community Choice Foundation embodies the credit union philosophy of, “People helping people.” We recognize that higher education is one of the most reliable paths to increased opportunity and are proud to continue supporting students pursuing their education dreams!

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