Ascentra awards $1,000 scholarships to students

The Ascentra Scholarship Program has awarded its 2022 scholarships to 10 area student members of the credit union. The students were selected to receive $1,000 each to help get one step closer to achieving their academic goals.

Five $1,000 scholarships are awarded to traditional high school students planning to enter college. The other five $1,000 scholarships are awarded to non-traditional students, age 19 and older, who are planning to attend college, trade school or earn an advanced degree. 

This year’s high school scholarship winners include:

  • Dalton Morrow, Davenport.
  • Cailyn Piercy, Fulton, Illinois.
  • Lauren Puthoff, Bettendorf.
  • Jordan Snarr, Davenport.
  • Lila Teitle, Bettendorf.

 The non-traditional or continuing education winners include:

  • Jessica Elliott, Blue Grass.
  • Rachel Holm, Plainfield, Illinois.
  • Madison Knutsen, Clinton, Iowa.
  • Gabrielle Vandervinne, Bettendorf.
  • Kaylie Wilhelm, Wheatland, Iowa.

“As a people-helping-people organization, Ascentra is proud to award scholarships to these deserving student members,” said Linda Andry, Ascentra’s president and CEO. “At this pivotal point in their lives, it’s important for young adults to understand the impact financial decisions can have on their future. Seeking out and applying for scholarships is a great way to subsidize the costs of higher education and will give them a financial advantage as they begin their careers.”

The Ascentra Scholarship Program is unique in that students can apply every year they are enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning.

All entries are judged on their essay, resume, extracurricular activities, volunteer service and work experience.  The competition is announced every October with a deadline of the end of February the following year.

Learn more about this year’s winners, the official Ascentra Scholarship Program rules and other scholarship opportunities at

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