2016 ProFed Scholarship Recipients
Scholarship recipients and their families attended a ceremony honoring their achievements on June 9. The scholarship recipients (left to right): Jessica Snyder; Andrea Ledgerwood; Rebekah Frey; Jenna Roth; Taylor Pulver; Sara Livengood; and Melonie Wolpert; representing 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.
Andrea Ledgerwood of Angola is a graduate of Prairie Heights High School. She will be attending Grace College in Winona Lake.
She is studying business and intercultural study programs.
Sara Livengood of Fort Wayne is a graduate of Wayne High School. She will be attending the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. She is studying health services and surgical technology.
Jenna Roth of Grabill is a graduate of Leo High School. She will be attending Bethel College in Mishawaka. She is studying accounting and Spanish.
Rileigh Wolpert of Decatur is a graduate of Adams Central High School. She will be attending Grace College in Winona Lake. She is studying criminal justice and psychology.
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.
Rebekah Frey of Angola attends the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne. She is studying graphic design.
Taylor Pulver of Bluffton attends Purdue University in West Lafayette. He is studying sales and marketing.
Jessica Snyder of Saint Joe attends Huntington University in Huntington. She is studying elementary and special education.