Our 2017 scholarships have been awarded!

We want to encourage our young members to pursue their dreams through financial support. That’s why the Blue Foundation offers annual scholarships, in memory of Myrtle Knight, to graduating high school seniors every year. We’re able to offer these scholarships with help from Blue employees and members like you. We are please to announce we have awarded this year's scholarship recipients - click here to learn more!

Be a part of growing a community of leaders. If you want to contribute to a scholarship fund or create one, contact us. Our deadline for application is April 1 of each year. 

  • Blue Foundation Scholarships

    In memory of Myrtle Knight

    Award: $2000
    Number of awards: 5
    Application deadline: April 1 of each year

    The Blue Foundation believes in helping students in our communities reach their educational goals. This year, the Foundation will be awarding five $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors in the communities we serve. Scholarship applications closed on April 1, view the recipients below.

  • Shirley Howard Scholarship by Blue

    Award: $500
    Number of awards: 1
    Application deadline: April 1 of each year

    The Shirley Howard Blue Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a student who will attend Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in Wyoming each year. To apply:

    • You must attend LCCC as a part-time or full-time student
    • You must be a Blue member with a savings account[8]  in your own name
    • You must major in business
    • Complete this form and return it to the LCCC financial aid office before April 1.


2017 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.  This year we received a record number of unique and outstanding students from more than five states.  We present to you after much deliberation our 2017 Scholarship Recipients:

  • Jackson DePenning

    Jackson graduated from Jefferson Academy, Arvada CO and will be attending CU of Boulder with a goal of obtaining his master’s degree in aerospace engineering.  He will apply for internships to further his knowledge in his chosen career becoming involved in the space industry. Personally he is passionate about helping people. He carried a 4.07 GPS through high school, was a National Honor Society member, member of the Society of Torch and Laurel and volunteered with Children’s Christmas Crusade for Children and more.  He was an intern for the Colorado Aerospace Internship Initiative of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable and has shadowed Ball Aerospace engineers as well as Lockheed Martin’s Orion Systems Integration Fault Management Lead and was recently recognized with the National Congress of Future Scientists and technologists Award of Excellence.

  • Theodore Dulchinos

    Boulder High School, Boulder, CO: attending Santa Clara University with an emphasis on Business. He ended his high school year with success in 12 Advanced Placement coursed as well as advanced level classes maintaining a 4.5 GPS. He received the honor of an AP Scholar with Distinction and lettered in sports for four years. He is a leader in the classroom and basketball while guiding his peers and coaches by example and with respect and clear communication.  Theodore volunteered as a staff/organizer of Netroots Nation and the Boulder Walk to End Alzheimer’s. He aspires to be a leader in the community and work toward bettering the lives of others domestically and abroad.

  • Angelina Gregg

    Angelina began life with a loving and caring mother in Rivne, Ukraine living a gypsy type life style. Unable to attend school without a permanent address, her mother taught her reading and writing in Ukrainian and Russian languages giving her a good foundation of knowledge.  At age eleven she was taken by the Ukrainian Social Services and placed in an orphanage where she found new freedom through hard work and education. At age 16 she was adopted by her forever family in Berthoud, CO. She began school in America at Berthoud High School not speaking English and through  positive determination she gained confidence, learned a new language, culture and maintained a 4.0 grade average. She was selected to National Honor Society, Girls State, excelled at track and cross country and worked at a catering company. She is a unique and impressive young woman. She will be attending one of the six colleges she has been accepted: (Hofstra University NY, DePauw IN, University of Denver, University of Colorado, Boulder, College of Liberal Arts at Willamette University, and Lewis and Clark College) to study comparative literature and foreign languages with a minor in photography. Angelina’s family have been members for more than 30 years and she enjoys the ease of banking locally.

  • Sarah Krysl

    Sarah is a focused, success-oriented, outstanding student who encourages her fellow students to strive for their very best. Her goal is to operate a non-profit organization that benefits autism, fighting sex trafficking or a specific social issue.  She has an impressive high school experience attending Central High School in Cheyenne Wyoming earning a 4.0 grade average and is an AP Scholar with Honors. Sarah was involved in multiple choir and orchestra as the principle violinist in extra-curricular activities including National Honor Society, FBLA while playing Varsity Basketball and Soccer and Cross Country. She also held offices during her high school career in these activities. She has participated in youth missions, volunteered for many community services including organizing a community basketball tournament to benefit the Autism Speaks Foundation with more than 60 teams participated. She applied and was accepted to Dordt College in Iowa for its passion in Student Engagement. While excelling in AP Calculus, AP Physics and other AP classes, she is hoping to further her career in supporting and being involved in her community and helping others. She and her family have been members of Blue FCU for many years.

  • Sawyer Ruben

    Sawyer graduated from Central High School, Cheyenne Wyoming and has been accepted to Boise State University where he plans to major in Communication and Finance. He excels not only in his education with maintaining a 4.0 GPS throughout his high school career, while volunteering in the community with Comea Shelter, Botanical Gardens and as a Volunteer Soccer Coach.  He held leadership roles in nine school affiliated clubs and societies to include being the founder of the Bounce Back Club which focuses on stress and resiliency education and events to learn skills to take outside of high school, Pals for PALS, Mayor’s Youth Council, Interact Club and more. While serving with his fellow students and community partners, he excelled in four sport teams; Soccer, wrestling, Cross Country and Football.   He received nine awards and honors including News Channel 5: “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things” award. As he grew though his high school career he developed and interest and passion for government and aspires to learn and foster growth personally and create a positive change in the lives of many.

  • Jenna Wichmann

    Jenna is from Cheyenne and graduated from Central High School with a 4.0 GPA.  She has been curious and focused on science since elementary school.  As she advanced through grades, she came to understand how science can be applied to assisting people. Jenna will be attending the University of Wyoming studying Pharmacy. She received three academic letters, was a member in National Honor Society, editor of the yearbook, DECA, and Skills USA holding an office as treasurer.  Her volunteer activities include assisting in organizing school events, one being a booth for a Halloween Carnival inviting all elementary schools in the triad to participate.  She worked the AP Chemistry booth with a “Mad Science” lab the students could experiment and see chemical reactions.  She was a judge in the School Science Fairs.


Thanks to everyone who applied and congratulations to all of our winners!