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BluCurrent Credit Union Awards 2015 Scholarships

BluCurrent Credit Union (Springfield) is happy to announce the three winners of the BluCurrent David Bailes Memorial Scholarships: Kara Brantley, of Springfield, Lauren Claussen, of Springfield, and Kaelyn Yarbrough, of Willard.

"It’s a privilege for BluCurrent Credit Union to assist three very deserving students with scholarships as they continue their career dreams," says Mike McFarland, BluCurrent board member "It is an honor to be involved in the lives of young people who live by the ‘People Helping People’ motto."

The scholarship certificates were awarded at the BluCurrent Annual Meeting, which was held Monday, April 27, at the White River Conference Center. Applications for the scholarships were offered exclusively to graduating high school seniors that are members of BluCurrent. Below is more information about the winners:

Kara Brantley is a Parkview High School graduate. Kara plans to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she'll major in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Her career goal is to become an orthopedic surgeon.

Lauren Claussen is a Claussen Home School Academy graduate. Lauren plans to attend Thomas Edison State College, majoring in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis in Biomedical Sciences and Technologies. Lauren hopes to become an occupational therapist.

​Kaelyn Yarbrough is a Willard High School graduate. Kaelyn plans on attending Missouri University of Science & Technology, where she'll study Chemical Engineering. Kaelyn hopes to work in pharmaceuticals and polymer science.

The BluCurrent Scholarship Program was established in 1994 as a way to honor former elected officials, while also helping young members of the credit union that plan to pursue higher education. The 2012 scholarships were named for Richard Wheeler, who served on the Credit Committee for the credit union in the mid-seventies.

Since its inception, the scholarship has awarded more than $50,000 to 46 southwest Missouri high school seniors.