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$69,500 in Scholarships Awarded

Christian Community Credit Union Awards $69,500 in Scholarships

Thumbs up from Christian Community Credit Union’s 2017 “Scholarships for Success” recipients (L-R) Brendon Asato, Noah Schmidt, Anne Schmus, Kenji Henderson, and Takashi Henderson.

Christian Community Credit Union’s “Scholarships for Success” Program awarded $69,500 in scholarships to 70 students in 2017. Awards were given to this year’s scholars and those who qualified for the multi-year scholarship program. Students were selected based on their essay, academic excellence, extra-curricular activities, and references. The Scholarship Program is offered each winter and awarded in May. Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students who are members of the Credit Union. Since the scholarship program began in 1999, the Credit Union has awarded $815,000 in scholarships.

We are grateful to God, the people who wrote recommendation letters, and Christian Community Credit Union! It has been challenging to meet our family’s needs while going to school. This scholarship helps ease some of the burden,” said Robert Cleve, North Idaho College.

“I appreciate your generosity. While in college, I hope to show the same generosity to those I come in contact with,” said Brendon Asato, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

“As a Doctoral student and small church pastor with three children in college, I very much appreciate this scholarship. Thank you for your confidence and trust in my efforts to further my theological education,” said Pastor Michael Duke, Gateway Seminary.

Below is a list of our 2017 Scholarship recipients and the schools they are attending:

  • Arizona State University—Joshua Dao
  • Azusa Pacific University—Caleb Agron, Lauren Bashoura, Kenji Henderson, Deborah Revenaugh
  • Biola University—Katelyn Biggerstaff, Alyssa Bosanko, Boyden Myers, Alexis Stefani
  • California Baptist University—Benjamin Long, Noah Schmidt
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo—Brendon Asato, Katherine Evans, Micaela Wu
  • California State University, Long Beach—Jennifer Lang
  • California State University, Fullerton—Karen Hydanus
  • Citrus College—Cole Lindsay
  • Colorado Christian University—Michelle Waymn
  • Columbia International University—Dallas Sims
  • Concordia University—Emily Crosby, Cassandra MacQuoid
  • Corban University—Andrae Snegirev
  • Denver Seminary—Brooks Goerzen
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University—Edward Forman
  • Gateway Seminary—Michael Duke
  • God’s Bible School and College—Anna Winter
  • Grand Canyon University—Haley Hurlock
  • Heartland Community College—Raelyn Lessen
  • Hope International University—Antonio Rodriguez
  • Houston Baptist University—Stephen Robbins
  • Ithaca College—Noelle Butler
  • John Brown University—Grant Bruner, Megan Hansen
  • Life Pacific College—Gabriel Kepler, Anne Schmus, Abel Sedillo
  • Moody Bible Institute—Victory Ali, Lydia Beth Hochstetler
  • New Saint Andrews College—Caleb Campbell
  • North Idaho College—Robert Cleve
  • Northern Arizona University—Takashi Henderson
  • Ohio State University—Katelyn Adams
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University—Logan Goke
  • Pepperdine University—Luke Vorster
  • Piedmont International University—Christopher Allen
  • Point Loma Nazarene University—Cole Curry, Madelyn Dow
  • Portland State University—Stetson Kinnison
  • Princeton Theological Seminary—Anna Gheen
  • Regent University—Debra Baker
  • Santa Rosa Junior College—Gianina Chera
  • Seattle Pacific University—Benjamin Jenkins
  • Shippensburg University—Nathaniel Powles
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary—Todd McClure
  • Talbot School of Theology—William Hardison
  • Texas A&M University—Karis Tang-Quan
  • The Master’s University—Joseph DeVore, Hannah Laubach
  • Trinity International University—Matthew Phelps
  • University of Arizona—Mallory Korenwinder
  • University of California, Irvine—Sarah O’Dell, Kendra Samadoff
  • University of Cincinnati—Bethany Hickman
  • University of Houston Law Center—Nicholas Van Cleve
  • Virginia Tech—Andrew Walraven
  • Washington College—Heidi Butler
  • Wheaton College—Jonathan Phelps, Jenna Watson
  • William Jessup University—Ryan Cherry
  • York College of Pennsylvania—Alayna De Bruin


“Congratulations to our 2017 scholars! We appreciate the opportunity to support them in their academic journey,” said David Estridge, Christian Community Credit Union Interim CEO. “We’re grateful to be part of what the Lord has in store for them as they pursue their educational goals.”

Christian Community Credit Union offers Student Advantage Banking—a money saving program exclusively for students age 16-24. The Credit Union also offers Student Choice—a private student loan solution to help fill educational funding gaps. For more information, please call 800.347.CCCU (2228) or visit

Christian Community Credit Union has $725 million in assets under management and over 30,000 members nationwide. For 60 years, the Credit Union has served as a financial partner of Christian ministries, churches, and their members.


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