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The 2018 Scholarship Program

For over 20 years, DCU has provided a scholarship program designed to assist students in the pursuit of a higher education with nearly $700,000 in scholarships being awarded.

In 2017, DCU for Kids distributed a total of 53 scholarships totaling $100,000 that were awarded to graduating high school seniors judged most likely to excel at a college or university.

Recipients are chosen by an impartial panel of college educators who base their decisions on scholastic achievement, community involvement, leadership skills, character and integrity, recommendation letters, as well as an essay submitted by the student.

The 2017 Scholarship program is currently closed. Please check back Fall of 2017 for information on the 2018 Scholarship Program.

2017 Winners

2017 $2,500 DCU Scholarship Winners:
  • Alexa Nicole Ahrens – Racine, WI
  • Sai Allu – Sharon, MA
  • Mohamed Aly – Tulsa, OK
  • Pierce Christian Burgin – Sewell, NJ
  • Sheryl Chen – Brooklyn, NY
  • Nusaybah Michael Estes – Louisville, KY
  • Kaylin Gaudette – Schellsburg, PA
  • Tatyana Hughes – Silver Spring, MD
  • Lalitha Madduri, – Ellicott City, MD
  • Isabelle Ramey – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nidha Sha – Allen, TX
  • Olivia Zietz – Murfreesboro, NJ
2017 $2,000 DCU Scholarship Winners:
  • Klara Beel – Marble Hill, MO
  • Benjamin Burstein – Miami Beach, FL
  • Rafael Castro – Lutz, FL
  • Vaishnavi Dhulkhed– Piscataway, NJ
  • Mallika Jain – San Jose, CA
  • Joshua Kaplan – Phoenix, AZ
  • Bryce Kreiser– Folsom, CA
  • Justin Ivan Lepiten – Cumming, GA
  • Delanie Ludmir – Aventura, FL
  • Marlies Michielssen – Ann Arbor,MI
  • Sejal Mohankumar Kargal – Tracy, CA
  • Faris Qubain – Miami, FL
  • Prem Sakala – Portland, OR
  • Varun Srikanth – Hilliard, OH
  • Rebekah Torgesen – Great Mills, MD
  • Renita Wilson – Olathe, KS
  • Eric Xia – Madison, CT
2017 $1,500 DCU Scholarship Winners:
  • Kristen Taylor Paige Blake – Bowie, MD
  • Alex Bradfield – Louisville, CO
  • Caitlyn Anne Coffey – Penfield, NY
  • SaVanna Lynne DeLongchamp – Beaumont, CA
  • Benjamin Robert Desrochers – Hudson, NH
  • Peyton Elmore – Moore, SC
  • Sabahat Fatima – Catonsville, MD
  • Taylor Goodman-Leong – Westford, MA
  • Elizabeth Dianne Korte – Virginia Beach, VA
  • Frances Licia M. Ladaga – Landover, MD
  • Paulina Martin – Mansfield, MA
  • Mikayla Moore – Lewisville, TX
  • Zachary Naim West – Jackson, TN
  • Braden Raun Trejo – Austin, TX
  • Audrey Rivers – East Syracuse, NY
  • Amanda Shafer – Elmhurst, IL
  • Mazzen S. Shalaby – Fredericksburg, VA
  • Adley Spayd – Ferdinand,IN
  • Adriana Torrez – Albuquerque, NM
  • Siang Tseng – Ellicott City, MD
  • Trinity Turlington – Oviedo, FL
  • Autumn Turner – Charleston, SC
  • BreeAnna Bailey – Ossian, IN
  • Jason Whang – Helotes, TX

All DCU employees, volunteers, and their immediate family members were ineligible.