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CommonWealth One awards several scholarship winners for 2015

CommonWealth One has selected five members to win this year’s scholarships. The competition, which is open to all qualified student members, awards two $1,000 Kathryn R. Coleman scholarships and three $1,000 scholarships to high school students at Academy of Finance, T.C. Williams High School and Harrisonburg High School.


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T.C. Williams High School Student Anna Paraz (center) poses with CommonWealth One’s CMO, Karyle Thornton, and Business Development Manager, Susanne Waltemyer
T.C. Williams High School Student Anna Paraz (center) poses with CommonWealth One’s CMO, Karyle Thornton, and Business Development Manager, Susanne Waltemyer

CommonWealth One has selected five members to win this year’s scholarships. The competition, which is open to all qualified student members, awards two $1,000 Kathryn R. Coleman scholarships and three $1,000 scholarships to high school students at Academy of Finance, T.C. Williams High School and Harrisonburg High School.
 
Applicants, who are required to attend an accredited college, university, or other recognized school full-time during the 2015–2016 school year, were judged on multiple criteria that included a written essay, academic achievements, and involvement in school and extracurricular activities. 
 
Scholarship winners are:

  • Rachel Timmons, who enters her junior year at Virginia Tech this fall. Rachel received the 2015 Kathryn R. Coleman Scholarship Award.
  • Elizabeth Dolack, who received the CommonWealth One Scholarship Award for Harrisonburg area high school students. Elizabeth will be a freshman at Virginia Tech this fall.
  • Erika Donis, who received the Kathryn R. Coleman Scholarship Award for a graduating high school senior. Erika will be a freshman at Virginia Tech in the fall.
  • Emma Schutzius, who received the CommonWealth One Scholarship for Academy of Finance. She’ll attend Bryn Mawr College.
  • Ana Paez, winner of the CommonWealth One Scholarship for T.C. Williams High School students. Ana will attend University of Pennsylvania.

 
“Recently, we expanded our scholarship program from two to now five $1,000 scholarships,” said Susanne Waltemyer, Business Development Manager at CommonWealth One. “The increase is the result of our more active role in the communities we serve, as well as a strong emphasis on financial education,” she added.
 
The scholarships honor former President & CEO, Kathryn R. Coleman, a much loved and highly respected figure in the credit union movement who wielded significant influence on the local and national credit union scene for 40 years.
 
About CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
Since 1944, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, has grown to become one of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia’s top credit unions with more than $324 million in assets serving more than 29,000 members. CommonWealth One is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to being its members lifetime financial partner. CommonWealth One has branches in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA, and Harrisonburg, VA (including at James Madison University). Members can access their accounts through Online Banking, Mobile and Text Banking, plus a network of over 55,000 ATMs and 6,900 shared branches. 
 


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