From the desk of Kate Fruscione, Public Relations Strategist at CAP COM Federal Credit Union.
Pictured: The CAP COM Federal Credit Union 2018 Scholarship and Award honorees.
CAP COM Federal Credit Union has awarded its 2018 Scholarship and Awards. Each year CAP COM’s charitable giving arm, the CAP COM Cares Foundation, donates over $75,000 in scholarships and awards. Back by popular demand from 2017, CAP COM also recognized 3 teachers in addition to over 30 student honorees.
CAP COM takes pride in awarding a variety of scholarships based on eligibility and interests. The most popular, the $2,500 Memorial Scholarship was awarded to 24 high school seniors pursuing an undergraduate degree. The $2,000 Art Goedeke Memorial Scholarship, named after a long-time CAP COM FCU Board Member was awarded to a student studying computer science or information technology, which was a passion of Goedeke’s. The CAP COM Cares Foundation also acknowledged three educators and six students with the Making a Difference Award, which went to those individuals who go above and behind to help others in the community and their classrooms.
“CAP COM’s deep rooted belief in empowering our youth through education, and being part of their greatest achievements, while watching their dreams and goals come to life, is the highest honor for us all. We believe education is the foundation for a better future” said Paula A. Stopera, President/CEO, CAP COM.
Students applied for a scholarship by filling out applications and answering an essay question. This year’s Memorial Scholarship question, aimed to encourage the thought leaders of each educational institution stated, “Imagine you have the opportunity to walk in the shoes of a local or world leader. Which leader would you choose, and what impact would you like to have during the experience?”
The Scholarship Committee received upwards of 450 submissions this year. Winners were recognized and awarded at CAP COM’s Annual Scholarship & Award breakfast held this past June 20 at the Albany Marriott.