First Trust awarded $7,000 in scholarships this year to seven graduating high school seniors, each receiving a $1,000 scholarship.
The winners this year were as follows:
Madelyn Gondeck of Michigan City High School, Bachelors Degree in Pre-Med; Abigail Zila of LaPorte High School, Bachelors Degree in Nursing;
Hayley Meyers of Westville High School , Associates in Vet Tech; Joseph Funk of Washington Township High School, Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering;
Gavin Tillema of Kankakee Valley High School, Associates – IBEW Local 531 Electrician; Nicholas Raymond of Kankakee Valley High School, Bachelors Degree double major in Speech and Spanish;
Payton Ritchie received the one-time special scholarship in honor of long time First Trust member and retired Board Member, Arnold Bass, for pursuing a degree in Education (mirrored after Mr. Bass’s career in Education within the Michigan City Area Schools).
Look for more details and pictures in the July Smart Money member newsletter. We wish all our applicants GREAT SUCCESS in pursuing their college education in the coming school year!!!