2017 Scholarship Winners Named
The purpose of the First Abilene FCU Scholarship program is to provide a means to recognize academic excellence, leadership and social awareness provided by our young adult members. These individuals are our future leaders of tomorrow and we believe in the potential inherent in each of them. First Abilene FCU is proud to invest in our future.
To be eligible for scholarships, students must be:
- An active member of First Abilene FCU for at least 3 months with an account in good standing.
- Be a graduating high school senior.
- Demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence, leadership, and social awareness.
- Provide verification of acceptance at an accredited college, trade school or university for the Summer or Fall 2017 Semester.
Applications are reviewed by a Scholarship Committee composed of First Abilene FCU members. Awards are based on the following criteria: GPA, Honors, Employment, Community Service and Leadership. Through a mathematical process, the two students with the highest scores receive the scholarship.
This year’s scholarship recipients are Julia Dickerson and Hayden Naizer.
Julia will be graduating from Wylie High School this spring and plans on attending the University of Texas in Austin in the fall. She plans on pursuing an educational path in biology, which will prepare her for veterinary school. She loves biology because it gives her insight into the functioning of living systems. After graduation she would like to open her own veterinary practice in which she would manage a range of illnesses in domestic animals.
Hayden will be graduating from Cooper High School this spring and plans on attending the University of Texas in Austin in the fall. Hayden is currently a certified nurses aid and plans on continuing in the medical field and getting a degree in biology. After graduating with his bachelors degree, he plans on taking the MCAT and attending medical school to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine. He intends on working throughout school as a technician in the ER and plans on a career in Public Health policy later in life.