Cedar Falls Community Credit Union Awards Scholarships

(Cedar Falls, IA) Cedar Falls Community Credit Union announced the recipients of their annual educational scholarships. CFCCU Members Kaylie Yanda and Nicole Geerdes have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship to continue their education.  

Applicants were required to prepare an essay revealing their knowledge and feelings about credit unions, youth financial products, and any other financial services which they might find to be beneficial.  

Kaylie Yanda is a graduate of Waverly-Shell Rock High School and is currently enrolled as a student at Hawkeye Community College with future plans to transfer to UNI to obtain a degree in education.  Kaylie won for her entry where she proposes a savings education series titled, $avings University, and would market her program to members under the age of 25.  Kaylie says, “Making saving a priority is an area most people fail in while prepping for the future.”

Nicole Geerdes is a graduate of Cedar Falls High School.  Nicole’s future plans included attending the University of Iowa to study biology and physiology and eventually attend medical school. Nicole was selected for her essay where she suggests implementing savings rewards and college savings programs. Nicole says, “Implementing these types of programs will allow children and young adults to take charge of their savings early on, something they will appreciate for the rest of their lives.” 

Helen Pearce, CEO, Cedar Falls Community Credit Union says, “We are proud of the innovation shown by all of our applicants and the grasp they have on the importance of saving and establishing a good financial home.”

This year CFCCU awarded a total $2,000 to its scholarship recipients as a way to illustrate its goal of helping youth members on their financial journey through life. 

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