2019 Youth Scholarship Program Recipients
|“We believe our youth are the future and we want to do our part to ensure the success of our future generations.”
Jonathan Oliver, President and CEO, San Francisco Federal Credit Union
The Youth Scholarship program was established to assist students who are members of San Francisco Federal Credit Union and plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations and unusual personal or family circumstances. Financial need is not considered.
Since we began this program in 2009, the credit union has awarded over $170,000 to help our young members achieve higher education. This year, we had over 80 extremely talented student members apply for one of four $2,500 scholarships.
On July 31, we had a ceremony to present these students with a check for $2500, a certificate of honor and a $100 VISA gift card. Their families were present to share the moment and participate in the awards ceremony. Two students from each of the counties we serve, San Mateo and San Francisco, were selected:
- Neo Guerrero graduated from Lowell High School in San Francisco. In the fall, he will attend Harvard University in Cambridge, where he plans to major in Engineering.
- Kersten Villamejor graduated from Notre Dame High School in San Mateo. She will attend the University of Colorado in Boulder in the fall and wants to major in Chemistry.
- Allison Allen graduated from Terra Nova High School in Pacifica. In the fall, she will attend California State University in Chico. She is still deciding on what to major in.
- Mansa Kuang will enter her senior year at Lowell High School in San Francisco this fall. Her hope is to attend Columbia University in New York City and major in Psychology and Criminal Law.
Congratulations to these remarkable Youth Scholarship Recipients!
2019 Scholarship Recipients
CEO and President Jonathan Oliver (top left), with recipients Allison Allen, Mansa Kuang and Kersten Villamejor, along with family members. (Not pictured: Neo Guerrero)