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St. Louis Area Credit Unions Award Scholarships

Statewide credit unions have been busy awarding scholarships to high school and college students. Read below for the latest scholarship recipients from the St. Louis area. 

Prosperity Connection (founded by St. Louis Community Credit Union)

For the fifth year in a row, Prosperity Connection™ (formerly known as the St. Louis Community CU Foundation) has offered the Janice Mosby Scholarship opportunity. With continuous support from TIAA-CREF Trust Company, FSB, Prosperity Connection has awarded scholarships to four eligible students this year totalling $10,000. Each will receive $2,500 toward their educational costs: 

  • Kathy Caldwell currently attends Fontbonne University. She majors in Business & Human Resource Management.
  • Brittany Holt attends St. Louis University and majors in Education.
  • LaVell Monger attends University of Missouri–St. Louis and majors in Anthropology.
  • Lorenzcia Washington attends St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley. She majors in Nursing.

Recognizing the critical role education plays in shattering economic barriers, Prosperity Connection created the scholarship fund in 2011 to honor the legacy of the late Janice Mosby. Ms. Mosby was a teacher and principal with St. Louis Public Schools for more than 30 years. With a kind heart and gentle spirit, she dedicated her life to helping students in the community develop to their fullest potential. Ms. Mosby served as a member of Prosperity Connection’s Board of Directors.

Since its inception five years ago, Prosperity Connection has granted a total of $35,000 to 14 deserving adult students who aspire to attend college. The Janice Mosby Scholarship is funded by TIAA-CREF Trust Company, FSB.

The support from TIAA-CREF Trust Company, FSB goes beyond the Janice Mosby scholarship. The organization plays an integral role in funding some of Prosperity Connection’s financial education and community outreach efforts that benefit low-to-moderate income individuals, children and families.

To be considered for this unique opportunity, applicants must be first-time or reentry students age 23 or older, with aspirations to attend college full- or part-time. Proof of enrollment is required. For more additional application requirements, visit www.prosperityconnection.org. Deadline information for the next scholarship funding cycle will be available in January 2016. 

West Community / Tigers Credit Union

West Community Credit Union and its division - Tigers Credit Union - would like to congratulate their 2015 scholarship winners! 2015 marks the 20th year West Community Credit Union has given out scholarships to well-deserving high school seniors.

This year’s winners are:

  • Jharnae Love
  • Lauren Macy
  • Ryan Short
  • Henry Doheny
  • Andrew Wilson
  • Danielle Coates

“Each year I am amazed at the quality of the candidates that apply for our scholarships. Every application is filled with merit, community service and exceptional recommendation letters from teachers and their community. It really makes it hard to narrow it down to the final six, which is a good problem to have, ” says Lori Hudson, Community Outreach Specialist.

Scholarship applications are available at www.westcommunitycu.org every January.