Veridian Awards $8,000 in Scholarships to Four Iowa Students

WATERLOO, Iowa (June 7, 2021): Veridian Credit Union has awarded $8,000 in scholarships to four Iowa students pursuing higher education in the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants submitted a 500-word essay and professional resume. A panel of Veridian employees selected recipients in four categories to receive $2,000 each toward tuition.

Applicants in the Incoming Freshman, Undergraduate and Graduate categories submitted essays defining financial literacy and outlining plans for their own successful financial future. Veridian’s scholarships in those categories were awarded to the following students:

Category

Recipient

City of Residence

Recipient’s College

Incoming Freshman

Sierra Steenhoek

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Iowa State University

Undergraduate

Hannah Nelson

Ankeny, Iowa

Iowa State University

Graduate

Arusha Afzal

Cedar Falls, Iowa

University of Iowa

Applicants for Veridian’s ArtShare Scholarship submitted essays describing a personal source of artistic inspiration and their futures in the arts. The 2021 ArtShare Scholarship was awarded to:

Category

Recipient

City of Residence

Recipient’s College

ArtShare

Kylee Mrzlak

Denver, Iowa

University of Northern Iowa

Details about Veridian scholarships, including the next funding cycle, are available at veridiancu.org/scholarships.

Veridian Credit Union, founded in 1934 in Waterloo, Iowa, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members. The credit union offers a full range of business and consumer financial services and employs over 900 people throughout 30 branches in Iowa and eastern Nebraska. For more information, visit veridiancu.org or call (800) 235-3228.

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