Boulder Valley Credit Union Awards $7,500 in Scholarship Money

Steve Carr

Boulder Valley Credit Union Awards $7,500 in Scholarship Money to Six Accomplished High School Seniors


BOULDER, CO – May 22, 2012 – Boulder Valley Credit Union and its Board of Directors are proud to announce that six outstanding high school seniors were awarded $7,500: including one $2,500 and five $1,000 College Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Rachel Smith from Broomfield High School was the $2,500 scholarship recipient, and Kyle Hawkins from Boulder High, Faith Weibel from Estes Park High School, Mitch Lemon and Ryan Renbarger from Monarch High School, and Molly Kostoff from Peak to Peak High School, each received $1,000 scholarships. They were selected based on their exemplary academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, their passion for continuing education, and their commitment to community involvement.

Boulder Valley Credit Union initiated its Annual College Scholarship program to recognize exceptional high school graduates. “We were extremely impressed with the quality and number of applications we received,” stated Jason Bauer, VP Marketing and E-Commerce with Boulder Valley Credit Union. “We believe that what students learn inside and outside of the classroom are equally important. Therefore, in addition to reviewing their academic achievements, we also judged applications based on the demonstration of a diverse blend of volunteer efforts, extracurricular activities, and work experience.”

Boulder Valley Credit Union was pleased to see the accomplishments of so many applicants. Each scholarship winner was merited for their hard work, and their scholarship awards are a symbol of their commitment to continued education. BVCU will continue to build brighter futures through education in our communities. 

Graduating seniors who are interested in applying for Boulder Valley Credit Union’s scholarship in 2013 are encouraged to visit Application criteria and deadlines are provided in January 2013, or call 303-415-3504 if you have any further questions.

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BVCU 2012 scholarship recipients (L-R): Faith Weibel (Estes Park High School )plans to study Physical Therapy, Molly Kostoff (Peak to Peak High School) plans to study Arts and Science, Mitch Lemon (Monarch High School) plans to study Marine Science, Kyle Hawkins (Boulder High School) plans to study Engineering, Rachel Smith (Broomfield High School) will be joining the US Merchant Marine Academy, and Ryan Renbarger (Monarch High School) plans to study Aerospace Engineering.