A scholarship fund started five years ago in memory of the former owner of High Plains Federal Credit Union received more than $1,200 due to donations and silent auction receipts at the credit union’s annual meeting on Saturday.
According to Daniel Lofton, marketing director for the credit union, the Raymond McClain Scholarship is given each year to two credit union members who are planning to attend an accredited vocational or technical school, college, or university. In past years the fund has raised enough to award two $500 scholarships but Lofton said he hopes the fund will have enough money to award $750 scholarships this year.
“It is open to all who may need assistance; this year we had 14 applicants,” Lofton said. “It’s given for one year at a time but people can reapply.”
Applicants are required to have at least a 2.8 GPA, show good citizenship, be involved in community and school activities, and be enrolled as full-time students, defined as a minimum of 12 credit hours.
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