Apply for a scholarship!
We want to encourage our young members to pursue their dreams through financial support. That’s why the Blue Foundation offers annual scholarships to students each year. We’re able to offer these scholarships with help from Blue employees and members like you.
This year, the Foundation will be awarding the following scholarships:
Blue Foundation Scholarships in memory of Myrtle Knight
Award: $2,000 each
Number of awards: 6
Application deadline: April 1, 2019
The Blue Foundation believes in helping students in our communities reach their educational goals. This year, the Foundation will be awarding six $2,000 scholarships in memory of Myrtle Knight to high school seniors in the communities we serve.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be members of the credit union with a Share Savings account in their own name.
- Be graduating in the spring of the current school year and planning to attend college full time during the fall term.
- Use the scholarship at any accredited school of higher learning, including four-year colleges, two year junior or community colleges, and accredited trade schools.
Shirley Howard/Blue Foundation Scholarship
Number of awards: 1
Application deadline: April 1, 2019
Winners will be notified by mail in the early part of May. Announcements will be made at the Annual Meeting and in our summer newsletter.
2018 Blue Foundation Scholarship Recipients
Our Foundation embraces the empowerment of working hard, having fun, following dreams and passions to be leaders in supporting the communities we live in. The Scholarship Selection Committee is made up of a diverse selection of employees of Blue FCU, Foundation Board Members and Blue FCU members at large. We present to you after much deliberation our 2018 Scholarship Recipients:
2018 Blue Foundation scholarship winners in memory of Myrtle Knight
Brenden is deeply involved in many areas of his community, as a basketball athlete, volunteer, and student leader. In each of these facets of his school and community, Brenden excels to inspire others through his own dedication to positive work. In the fall, Brenden plans on attending the University of Colorado in Boulder to study Computer Science with a minor in Chemical and Biological Engineering. He hopes to take this education into the development of new tools to better “live, work, and play.”
Kyle’s involvement and receipt of the Eagle Scout designation from the Boy Scouts of America speaks to his commitment to community, country, and family. On top of this exceptional award, Kyle was embedded through the community in athletics, volunteer work, and spirituality. Kyle will study business and entrepreneurship at University of South Florida with hopes to open a gym/sports training facility to teach strong morals through sport.
Despite being a dedicated student, accomplished athlete, and helpful volunteer, Veronica is also resolute in her plans for the future. During an activity in school to write down what they wanted to be in the future, Veronica stood alone when she wrote “happy.” Veronica will take the classes at Colorado State University that both challenge and interest her, that way she will always hit her goal of being happy.
Klara is passionate about educating the future, which is why she will attend Laramie County Community College to study elementary education and currently pursuing a Child Development Associates degree. Kara was also ingrained in the Cheyenne East High School band where her efforts and talents earned her superior ratings in the Southeast District Music Festival. Her dedication to volunteering routinely in the community helped hundreds of people in Cheyenne.
Bridger plans on giving back to his community and country by means of public service, either as a judge or holding office. Being interested in law and government, Bridger will attend the University of Wyoming to study economics and environmental science with plans to continue on in law school. Being a leader and altruistic person, Bridger serves his fellow students as a representative in student government, a volunteer on several projects and a multi-sport athlete.
Christian is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting, and hiking in the local natural areas. His hobbies combined with is dedication in giving back to his community sets him up to become a Natural Resource Law attorney through the University of Wyoming. So far, in reaching this goal, Christian has been heavily involved in law and government oriented programs, like Boys’ State and Mock Trial.
2018 Shirley Howard/Blue Foundation Scholarship winner
Nicholas enjoys learning things, motors, sports history, financial institutions, etc. the range is broad. In doing so, Nicholas is currently pursuing a business management degree which he will then take onto the University of Wyoming. He plans to grow with Blue Federal Credit Union and work his way up to a Universal Financial Specialist. In reaching his goal he will intern with a variety of fields to learn about all of them within the financial world.