Florida Credit Union is proud to honor four recent graduates in Alachua County with scholarships for the fall academic semester. FCU provides two different scholarship opportunities annually for recent and past graduates looking to start or continue undergraduate degree programs, the Servin/Ellis Award and the John C. Rawls Award. Both scholarships are competitively awarded on the basis of financial need, academics, merit and other selected criteria. Since their origination, Florida Credit Union has provided over $200,000 in scholarship funding to local students.
The Servin/Ellis Scholarship, founded in the 1960’s, has consistently been awarded to dedicated and deserving students for over 40 years. The John C. Rawls Scholarship was created in honor of past FCU board member and former board chair, Dr. John C. Rawls. To be eligible for either scholarship, applicants or their guardians must be members of Florida Credit Union.
The 2016 Scholarship recipients include Ryan Carter and Nicole Nelson of Buchholz High School, Jameah Daniels of Gainesville High School and Caysaun Wakeley of Santa Fe High School. These students each demonstrate incredible amounts of dedication and leadership in both school and extra-curricular activities.