RAPID CITY, S.D. – Black Hills Federal Credit Union (BHFCU) recently announced the recipients of their 2021 VIBZ Scholarships. Ten high school seniors from across South Dakota have been selected to receive the scholarships totaling $20,000.
Demonstrating outstanding commitment, leadership, community service, and academic achievement, the following recipients will each receive a one-time scholarship of $2,000 to attend an accredited vocational school, college, or university during the 2021 – 2022 academic year:
Ava Krush, Hot Springs High School
Dilyn Terkildsen, Philip High School
Brycen Cheney, Wall High School
Abbie Grupe, Rapid City Stevens High School
Bridget Schneller, Schneller Home School
Aisulu Malik, Rapid City Stevens High School
Sophia Janssen, St. Thomas More High School
Mehrezat Abbas, Rapid City Central High School
Machelle Wicks, Custer High School
Cameron Ausmann, Wall High School
Photos – top row L to R: Ava; Dilyn; Brycen. Middle row L to R: Abbie; Bridget; Aisulu; Sophia.
Bottom row L to R: Mehrezat; Machelle, and Cameron.
In 2003, BHFCU began the VIBZ Scholarship Program as a part of its ongoing commitment to promote education and financial literacy. Since then, BHFCU has awarded over 100 scholarships to local students. BHFCU congratulates this year’s recipients on their outstanding accomplishments as students.
BHFCU supports community needs through corporate contributions, employee fundraisers and Jeans Day donations, and contributions from members, staff, and community supporters to the Black Hills FCU Charitable Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Established in Rapid City in 1941, Black Hills Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-forprofit financial cooperative serving more than 80,000 members. The community-chartered credit union has locations in Rapid City, Custer, Eagle Butte, Hot Springs, Pierre, Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Sturgis, and Wall, South Dakota. For more information, visit bhfcu.com.
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