Canvas Credit Union’s Foundation Awards $43,000 in College Scholarships

Twenty-eight outstanding Colorado students honored at annual celebration.

LONE TREE, CO, June 13, 2019 — Canvas Credit Union, along with its Dedicate to Graduate Foundation, presented a total of $43,000 in college scholarships at their annual awards banquet, held at the Double Tree Hotel in Thornton, on June 1, 2019. Scholarship recipients included 27 metro-area and northern Colorado high school graduates, and a Canvas Credit Union member who just completed her sophomore year at Baylor University.

Supported by the Dedicate to Graduate Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, these scholarships are recognition of outstanding achievement, both in school and in the community. Since 2017, Canvas Credit Union’s annual scholarship programs have awarded more than $150,000 to help students pay for college expenses.

“Each year this event brings joy to my heart,” said Malcolm Johnson, Director of Public Relations and Community Involvement. “This is a celebration of the exceptional young adults in our communities. They maintain impressive grade point averages while participating in a variety of school, work, and volunteer activities. It’s an honor to support these students. They are our future!”

Scholarship Recipients

Community Leadership Award

  • Cecilia Pablo Martinez, George Washington High School, Denver, CO – $6,000

Dedicate to Graduate Scholarship Awards

  • Emma Khorunzhy, Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, CO – $5,000
  • Myracle Sadie Fielding, Baylor University, Waco, TX – $5,000

Community Leadership Award Finalists

  • Sasha Bailey, Brighton High School, Brighton, CO – $1,500
  • Logan Barnhart, North High School, Denver, CO – $1,500
  • Maria Mejia, Aurora Central High School, Aurora, CO – $1,500
  • Tesfalem Tsige, Greeley Central High School, Greeley, CO – $1,500

Community Scholarship Awards

  • Oscar Rodriguez Perez, Gateway High School, Aurora, CO – $1,000
  • Nicholas Marone, Pomona High School, Arvada, CO – $1,000
  • Jodaun Dotson, Rangeview High School, Aurora, CO – $1,000
  • Danni Wang, Fort Collins High School, Fort Collins, CO – $1,000
  • Kylie Hammond, Northglenn High School, Northglenn, CO – $1,000
  • Parsu Adhikari, DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School, Denver, CO – $1,000
  • Anna Holland, Rocky Mountain High School, Fort Collins, CO – $1,000
  • Miles Harrison, Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver, CO – $1,000
  • Abigail Barnes, Highlands Ranch High School, Highlands Ranch, CO – $1,000
  • Nina Ruiz, East High School, Denver, CO – $1,000
  • Molly Stevanak, Lakewood High School, Lakewood, CO – $1,000
  • Blake Knipple, Poudre High School, Fort Collins, CO – $1,000
  • Kira Cordova, Columbine High School, Littleton, CO – $1,000
  • Hunter Ogg, Loveland High School, Loveland, CO – $1,000
  • Kyra Lee, Fossil Ridge High School, Fort Collins, CO – $1,000
  • Grace Urbanski, Chaparral High School, Parker, CO – $1,000
  • Megan Monroe, Littleton High School, Littleton, CO – $1,000
  • Hao Lu, Thornton High School, Thornton, CO – $1,000
  • Fartun Ali, Colorado High School Charter, Denver, CO – $1,000
  • Ikia McConnell, South High School, Denver, CO – $1,000
  • Sydney Headley, Windsor High School, Windsor, CO – $1,000

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About Canvas Credit Union (http://canvas.org)
Canvas Credit Union (Formerly Public Service Credit Union) is a safe and insured financial institution with over $2.5 billion in assets and more than 245,000 members. Canvas provides a full array of financial products and services, including savings, checking, loans, mortgages, and online and mobile options. Serving Colorado communities for more than 80 years, Canvas currently has 26 branches.

Contact Information
Tansley Stearns
Chief People & Strategy Officer
Canvas Credit Union
tansleys@canvas.org