Plymouth, Minn. (July 1, 2015) – Eight top-notch students from high schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin have been awarded $11,000 in scholarships from the TruStone Financial Foundation. Two $2,500 scholarships and five $1,000 scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors based on academic, extracurricular and philanthropic success. An additional $1,000 scholarship was awarded to a graduating senior who is a family member of a TruStone Financial employee.
The scholarship recipients were selected among more than 100 students who applied May 1 – May 30, 2015. Applicants were also asked to submit an essay explaining how money management skills will play a role in their future career goals.
“The Foundation serves to build a financially-wise community. Providing scholarships to today’s brightest leaders of tomorrow is just one way we can help better our membership, the credit union’s legacy and the communities we serve,” said Foundation Chairman, Tom Alagna.
Recipients visited their closest credit union branch to receive their scholarship and participate in a photo opportunity. Scholarship winners in alphabetical order: Leah Andrews (Apple Valley High School), Zachary Croonquist (Robbinsdale Cooper High School), Hayley Loehlein (White Bear Lake Area High School), Zachary Raetzman (Tremper High School), Jacqueline Theisen (Benilde-St. Margaret’s School), Robert Turner (Bemidji High School), Olga Voronchak (DeLaSalle High School) and Aleaha Zabel (Hastings High School).
“The TruStone Financial Foundation has made a significant impact on the lives of eight members and I couldn’t be prouder,” said CEO of TruStone Financial Tim Bosiacki. “The Foundation gives back to the community and membership in a way that is both meaningful and tied to our roots.”