GKCU is honored to recognize 15 area high school seniors from the graduating class of 2018 as this year’s GKCU Scholarship recipients. Each recipient is awarded a $1,000 scholarship that can be used as a supplement to offset costs of tuition, books or room and board at any two- or four-year college.
The recipients for the 2018 GKCU College Scholarships are:
Catherine Condon of Georgetown High School who will be attending Winthrop University; Daishanea Gamble of C.E. Murray High School who will be attending Claflin University; Darrian Gardner of Georgetown High School who will be attending Florida A&M University, Anna Gaskins of Andrews High School who will be attending Clemson University; Emma Gaskins of Waccamaw High School who will be attending The University of South Carolina; Chandler Irvin of Georgetown High School who will be attending Coastal Carolina University; Kayla Jernigan of Waccamaw High School who will be attending Clemson University; Anna Grace McLean of Carvers Bay High School who will be attending Coastal Carolina University; Maggie Marsh of Carvers Bay High School who will be attending Anderson University; Hannah Nash of Georgetown High School who will be attending The University of South Carolina; Sarah Allston Phillips of Waccamaw High School who will be attending Virginia Tech; Amoira Rush of C.E. Murray High School who will be attending Clemson University; Meredith Shelley of Georgetown High School who will be attending Clemson University; Daniel Taylor of Georgetown High School who will be attending Charleston Southern University; and Cassidy Wilder of Andrews High School who will be attending Charleston Southern University.
“The best investment we can make for our future is with our students. These scholarships are just one small way GKCU remains committed to reinvesting into the communities and families we serve,” states Kevin Owens, President/CEO of GKCU.
A three-person selection volunteer committee comprised selected the recipients based on their academic and extracurricular activities at school, community involvement and services and work and leadership experience.
“All of this year’s applicants displayed a strong commitment to their educational and community involvement while still remaining passionate and excelling in individual interests. We are exceptional thrilled to be able to award $15,000 to graduating class of 2018 to help them reach their dreams by giving them the tools they need to take the next steps in their lives to higher education,” states Nikki Ewing, GKCU Vice President of Marketing.
In total, GKCU received 43 applications from seven high schools in both Georgetown and Williamsburg counties. Applicants are required to be a GKCU member or son/daughter of a GKCU member. The application outlines interests in school and community, work and leadership experience, an essay on community service and a letter of recommendation. The recipients, and their families, were recognized during a special reception where GKCU Board and staff members personally congratulated them.
GKCU is a member-owned, full-service financial institution with branches in Georgetown (two locations), Andrews, Kingstree, and Pawleys Island. Georgetown Kraft Credit Union is able to serve anyone who lives, works or attends school in Georgetown and Williamsburg counties.