Community 1st Credit Union 2021 Scholarship Program Awards $44,000 to Area Students

OTTUMWA, IA – Community 1st Credit Union 2021 Scholarships totaling $44,000 will be awarded in May to 22 area high school seniors and returning college students. C1st has a long tradition of supporting local communities and education through its scholarship program for both traditional and non-traditional students. In the last decade, C1st has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to local members.

For 2021, the credit union has announced the recipients of one $4,000 scholarship, 19 - $2,000 awards and two $1,000 awards.

“We are proud to be able to help so many of our young members achieve their education goals, even after such an unprecedented year,” said Greg Hanshaw, President and CEO of Community 1st Credit Union. “We thank our Board of Directors for their continued generosity and support of our mission to help members with the costs of higher education.  We are excited to watch these students make a positive impact for our future.”     

Community 1st Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $910 million in assets. The credit union, established in 1936, serves more than 61,000 members.

C1st has more than 240 employees and is headquartered in Ottumwa. The credit union has branches in Albia, Bloomfield, Cedar Rapids, Centerville, Chariton, Fairfield, Grinnell, Indianola, Knoxville, Mount Pleasant, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Pella and Washington. And it’s newest branch opening July 2021 in Osceola.

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