Premier Community Credit Union Scholarships
Premier Community Credit Union is proud to award one $1,000 and four $500 scholarships to help students with their Fall 2016 college expenses. The student or parent must be a Premier Community member. For several years, we have awarded students based on their academic achievement, community service, essay, recommendations and demonstrated financial need. Each year, the competition becomes more intense. For example, this year, all applicants demonstrated stellar scholastic achievement, exemplary service to their community and were highly recommended by their teachers and counselors. The average grade point average for all applicants was over 3.9, where over half them earned over a 4.0 GPA. Needless to say, all of our finalists attained this very high level of academic performance.
Lxana Degrandmont, Lodi High School - $500
Besides achieving a national ranking in gymnastics, she has an extremely long list of extra-curricular activities and many hours of community service. Her first school of choice is UC Irvine, where she plans to major in Informatics/Statistics.
Julia Lopez, Lincoln High School - $500
Her first school of choice is Georgetown University and after graduation, she plans to work for a non-profit. At Lincoln High School, she is heavily involved in student government. Away from school, her impressive community service includes teaching at temple, working at St. Mary's Dining Hall and Wagner Heights Retirement Home.
Harjit Kaur, Lathrop High School - $500
Miss Kaur plans to study for a BS in Nursing and is considering several schools for her nursing program. Besides working at Mr. Pickles, she has a long list of community service, athletic and extra-curricular activities. She also participated in a Positive Self Group club and has perfect attendance according to her counselor.
Sean Jannay, Pacific Law Academy - $500
Besides being at the top of his class, his extra-curricular activities include earning the rank of Eagle Scout, working at Bill's Blues Man Music, serving on the Mayor's Youth Advisory Commission and being heavily involved in music. He plans to attend the University of Southern California to study music and/or film to become involved in the industry.
JoAnn Sagaral, Stagg High School - $1,000
She has already been accepted to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo to study Food Science and to pursue a career in that field. Her extra-curricular activities include playing in Band as a section leader, Junior Achievement, working at Bread of Life, and the Emergency Food Bank. Joann helps with her mother's paper route to help support her family. Her mother is also pursuing her college degree while holding down 2 jobs.
Congratulations to all applicants on their accomplishments, and also to our scholarship winners who show great promise for becoming leaders in their communities and success in their chosen fields.
(Left to Right - Harjit Kaur, JoAnn Sagaral, Julia Lopez, Lxana DeGrandemont)
(Left to Right - Patricia Jannay, Sean Jannay - Scholarship Winner, William Jannay)
Stockton Teachers Association - Walter S. Rathhaus Perpetual Scholarship Fund
The Walter S. Rathhaus Perpetual Scholarship Fund for graduating high school seniors is in memory of Walter S. Rathhaus, the former San Joaquin County Teacher of the Year, president of the Stockton Teachers Association, president of the Retired Teachers Association, and chairman of the board of Premier Community Credit Union. Visit the Stockton Unified School District site (http://www.stockton.k12.ca.us) for more information or contact your school counselor. Applications are now closed for 2016. The Premier Community Credit Union Board of Directors is honored to select the scholarship recipient.