APGFCU Scholarship Dinner

Pictured left to right, top row: Antony Vu; Zachary Grzymala; Patricia Cataggio, Christopher Robinson, Nathaniel Hricz; Joshua Oltarzewski, Nathan Sellers; Kaylynn Kregel. Middle row: Geneva Brown, Julian Vazquez, Jenna Ranney; Emily Martin; Julie Gephardt; Allison Mosley; Jadyn Jeffers; Julia Foster; Olivia McPhee; Kaitlyn Hall. Front row: Hannah Cillo; Kathryn Perrault; Chloe Fretz; Brent Lorin; Rebekah Taylor; Kit Lombard; Lauren Peery; Alexandra Tomarchio; Katherine Smith. Not pictured: Shantelle Dunlap; Taylor Gallihue; Jackson Leith; Julia Swoboda; Caitlin Tassone; John Vu.

EDGEWOOD — Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union s proud to announce the winners of its annual scholarship competition. This year, APGFCU awarded $67,000 to 36 worthy recipients.

The scholarship presentation was part of the APGFCU annual meeting on April 10 at APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College. As part of APGFCU’s goal to help all members achieve, prosper and grow, the credit union expanded its scholarship program for 2019 to include returning students and adults continuing their education.

Applicants were asked to respond to the question, “How do you put the people helping people philosophy into action in your own life?” through a written essay, video or photo.

The following high school seniors received scholarships:

  • Geneva Brown, Bohemia Manor High School
  • Hannah Cillo, C. Millton Wright High School
  • Alexis Ferguson, Bishop O’Connell High School
  • Julia Foster, North Harford High School
  • Julie Gephardt, Homeschool
  • Zachary Grzymala, North Harford High School
  • Kaitlyn Hall, Aberdeen High School
  • Nathaniel Hricz, Bel Air High School
  • Jadyn Jeffers, Harford Technical High School
  • Hunter Madron, Perryville High School
  • Kaylynn Kregel, Fallston High School
  • Kit Lombard, Bel Air High School
  • Brent Lorin, Bel Air High School
  • Joshua Oltarzewski, Harford Technical High School
  • Kathryn Perrault, Edgewood High School
  • Jenna Ranney, Bel Air High School
  • Christopher Robinson, North Harford High School
  • Nathan Sellers, Fallston High School
  • Katherine Smith, The John Carroll School
  • Rebekah Taylor, Fallston High School
  • Alexandra Tomarchio, Havre de Grace High School
  • Julian Vazquez, Bel Air High School
  • Antony Vu, Bel Air High School

The following individuals received a scholarship as a returning student or a continuing education adult.

  • Jamie Bunce, Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk
  • Patricia Cataggio, Harford Community College
  • Shantelle Dunlap, Thomas Jefferson University, East Falls
  • Chloe Fretz, Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Taylor Gallihue, University of Maryland
  • Jackson Leith, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Emily Martin, Towson University
  • Olivia McPhee, University of Maryland
  • Allison Mosley, Towson University
  • Lauren Peery, Towson University
  • Julia Swoboda, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Caitlin Tassone, Salisbury University
  • John Vu, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

“I am so grateful to have been selected once again for the APGFCU scholarship,” returning student, Julia Swoboda said in a statement. “The credit union is what spurred my interest and led me to major in finance, and eventually pursue a career in investment banking. The support I have received from the same institution that fostered my exploration of the financial world has been a blessing.”

APGFCU is a leader in financial literacy programs designed to help young members develop successful money management skills through programs like STARSS — Students, Teens and young Adults Reaching Success through Savings. The program offers account benefits for teens and college-age APGFCU members. The benefits are automatic and grouped by three ages, each with expanding financial features.

For more information about APGFCU’s financial education initiatives and scholarships, visit apgfcu.com/YouthEd or call 410-272-4000.

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