On Wednesday, May 10th, twenty-six students were recognized for receiving $2,000 scholarships from Educators Credit Union at a reception at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee.
The scholarship is open to high school seniors who are Educators Credit Union members. Our scholarship committee reviewed 400+ applications, selecting students based on academic achievements, community service, and demonstration of one or more of Educators’ core values.
Students were informed if they were awarded the scholarship in the spring. When they got the letter in the mail, there was some celebrating to do.
“I called my mom first thing,” said Dalicia Simpson from Rufus King IB High School. “She was just as excited as I am. She started freaking out, and we both were just so happy.”
The students and their guests were treated to food, drinks and then came up one by one to introduce themselves to the audience. They shared the college they’re going to attend and the dream they wish to accomplish.
“Watch for my signature line to drop,” Nhia Thao said to the crowd as he proclaimed that he would become a fashion designer. Nhia will be attending UW-Stevens Point in the fall.
Many of the goals were linked to the student’s personal history.
“My end goal is to work with Doctors Without Borders,” said Hassan Rizvi from Franklin High School. “I originally came here from Pakistan when I was nine years old. I want to go back and give back to the community I grew up in.”
No matter the end goal, it was clear that these twenty-six students are going to go far.