Seven Seventeen awards 8 scholarships to students

Staff report


Seven Seventeen Credit Union awarded eight $1,500 scholarships at the financial institution’s 55th Annual Meeting. All the scholarship recipients are members or children of members of Seven Seventeen.

Four of the scholarships, based on grade-point average and school and community involvement, are to be used at universities in communities served by the financial institution.

Recipients were chosen by, and will be attending Youngstown State University, the University of Akron or Kent State University.

This year’s university scholarship recipients include Lauren Misik, a Niles McKinley High School graduate, who will study pre-med at YSU; Colton Moewe, a graduate of Trumbull Career & Technical Center and McDonald High School, who will study chemical engineering at Akron; Alyssa Higgins, a graduate of the Mahoning County Career & Technical Center and Jackson-Milton High School, who will study fashion design and graphic design at Kent; and Lyndsae Likens, a Trumbull Career & Technical Center and Champion High School graduate, who will also attend Kent where she plans to become a nurse anesthetist.

In addition to the university scholarships, Seven Seventeen also awards scholarships that illustrate a commitment to developing good financial habits early.

Two awards are given to members of the cha-ching! Teen Club and can be used by the students to further their education at any accredited university or trade school.

In addition to their academic success and community commitment, these young people were also required to write a short essay explaining why they thought it was important to learn good financial habits early. The Seven Seventeen cha-ching Club Scholarship recipients are Jenna Sewell, a graduate of Liberty High School, who plans to continue her education at the Community College of Beaver County in Pennsylvania to become an air traffic controller; and Lyndsey Marshall, a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, who plans to attend Baldwin Wallace University.

Two additional scholarship awards were given to members of Seven Seventeen’s young-adult program, the edge.

The edge is designed to meet the unique financial needs of 18-to-25-year-olds as they strive to make informed financial decisions and gain financial independence.

Unlike the other scholarship awards, the edge members can apply for this scholarship award as long as they are a club member and enrolled as a full-time student at any accredited post-secondary facility.

The Seven Seventeen edge club scholarship recipients are Emily Martin, a Warren G. Harding High School graduate, who plans to major in digital media and design while attending Baldwin Wallace, and Casey O’Brien, who recently completed her junior year at Ohio University, where she is majoring in geological studies.

Scholarship applications for the 2014-15 academic year can be downloaded at and will be in all high school guidance offices in the fall.

Applications for the 2014-15 academic year are due to the credit union by April 1, 2014.

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