Partner Colorado Foundation Announces 2018 Seefried Award Winner and College Scholarship Recipients
A high school student from Calhan, Colorado wins the Seefried Award. Partner Colorado Credit Union Foundation announces $47,000 in scholarships to students based on accomplishments in the areas of academics, community service and extracurricular activities.
“We are pleased to award these scholarships,” says Foundation Board Chairperson, Frances Owens. “They have been a core part of our mission to make a difference in people’s lives and it’s gratifying to support these particular students in such a direct way.”
Named for the Foundation’s founder, Sundie Seefried, Partner Colorado Credit Union’s CEO, the $7,000 Seefried Award is given to the highest-scoring scholar. This year’s recipient is Jasmine Rascon, a senior at Ellicott High School in Calhan, Colorado. Jasmine is valedictorian of her 2018 graduating class with a 4.2 GPA and active in basketball, student government, cheerleading, band and more. She will be attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins as a Political Science major and plans to pursue a career as an immigration attorney.
“The Partner Colorado Board of Directors is proud of the Foundation’s scholarship program and how it helps students offset tuition costs, as they pursue their education and careers,” said Board Chairman, Al Lujan. “The decision to create the scholarship program is another example of Sundie Seefried’s outstanding leadership and commitment to creating programs that benefit our members and communities. Sundie, along with Foundation President, Tami Anderson, continue to work together to stay true to the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’ and giving back to our communities.”
Applications for the scholarship program are due by March 31 of each year and winners are announced in May. You must be a permanent resident of Colorado, between the ages of 17 and 40, and carry a course load of at least nine credit hours. Scholarship amounts are expected to double over the next three years, according to the Foundation President. For more information, or to apply for the 2019 scholarship program, visit https://www.partnercoloradocu.org/about/foundations/partner-colorado-foundation.