2017 ProFed Scholarship Recipients
Scholarship recipients and their families attended a ceremony honoring their achievements on June 8. The scholarship recipients (left to right): John Soulliere; Kalika Lacy; Joshua Kelly; Andrea Ledgerwood; Cecelia Frankewich; Madilynn Detmers; and Rileigh Wolpert.
ProFed Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the recipients of the Carroll R. Phillips Scholarship and Robert A. Weaver Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Carroll R. Phillips Scholarship
The Carroll R. Phillips Scholarship was created in 1994 to honor the name and memory of Carroll R. Phillips, former chairman of ProFed’s Board of Directors. Mr. Phillips taught at Fort Wayne Community Schools for 35 years and was a past president of the Allen County and Fort Wayne Teachers’ Associations and of Fort Wayne Area Retired Teachers. Mr. Phillips served on ProFed’s Board of Directors for 30 years, spending 28 years as chairman.
This year ProFed is proud to honor four local students and award each of them $1,000.00 in Mr. Phillips’ name. ProFed commends them for their past academic success and wishes them the best for the future.
Madilynn Detmers of Fort Wayne is a graduate of Leo High School. She will be attending Purdue University in West Lafayette. She is studying nursing.
Cecelia Frankewich of Fort Wayne is a graduate of Northrop High School. She will be attending Valparaiso University in Valparaiso. She is studying science.
Kalika Lacy of Columbia City is a graduate of Columbia City High School. She will be attending Purdue University in West Lafayette. She is studying engineering.
John Soulliere of Angola is a graduate of Angola High School. He will be attending Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He is studying philosophy and music.
Robert A. Weaver Scholarship
The Robert A. Weaver Scholarship was created in 2007 to preserve Mr. Weaver's legacy of dedication to education and community service. Mr. Weaver was the former chairman of ProFed’s Board of Directors. He served on the board in various capacities from 1986 to 2007. Mr. Weaver also served the board in the honorary capacity of Director Emeritus. He was a retired educator, having taught government, social studies, and economics at Fort Wayne Community Schools for over thirty years. He was also an adjunct faculty member at Indiana Institute of Technology. Mr. Weaver's dedication to education led him to work with many civic organizations, including Junior Achievement and the Indiana Credit Union League.
This year ProFed is proud to honor three local students and award each of them $1,000.00 in Mr. Weaver's name. ProFed commends them for their past academic success and wishes them the best for the future.
Joshua Kelly of Fort Wayne attends Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis. He is studying sports and analytics.
Andrea Ledgerwood of Angola attends Grace College in Winona Lake. She is studying marketing and intercultural studies.
Rileigh Wolpert of Decatur attends Grace College in Winona Lake. She is studying psychology and criminal justice.