Capital Credit Union Awards $7,000 in Scholarships to Area Students
KIMBERLY, Wis. – (Kimberly, WI) – Seven area graduating high school seniors each received a $1,000 scholarship during school awards ceremonies in May and June. The seven winners, who were chosen from among 49 applicants, include the following Capital members: • Emily Dressler, Kaukauna High School • Jacquelyn Eiting, Fox Valley Lutheran High School • Kelsey Hooyman, Little Chute High School • Alexis Julius, Freedom High School • Tyler Vande Voort, Kimberly High School • Morgan Walcheck, Appleton East High School • Elizabeth Wellnitz, Appleton West High School Capital’s Scholarship Program is open to graduating high school seniors who are Capital members living in Outagamie, Calumet, Winnebago, or Brown counties planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution. Winners were selected by a scholarship committee comprised of Capital employees and a Capital board member using a system that rates community involvement, leadership and scholastic achievement. An active supporter of financial literacy for youth, Capital partners with area school districts to teach students about personal finance at both the elementary and high school levels through classroom presentations and other education-focused events. Providing scholarships for high school seniors each year is an extension of Capital’s investment in the financial future of their young members, as Capital’s President and CEO explained. “Teaching our youth about smart money management is only part of our mission,” said Zierler. “By supporting their efforts to further their education, we hope to help these young men and women build a strong foundation for success and increase their earning potential for a lifetime.” Capital Credit Union (www.capitalcu.com) has assets of $445 million and serves more than 33,000 members with 12 offices located throughout Northeast Wisconsin in the greater Fox Valley area, Greenville, Oshkosh and Freedom. Capital was again rated among the top 10 percent of all U.S. credit unions in 2012, receiving a 5-Star Superior rating for their safety and soundness by BauerFinancial, Inc. Capital has a deep commitment to giving back to the communities they served and were awarded several state and national awards during the past year.