Diamond Credit Union awarded seven local high school graduates with the Alfred A. Panfile Scholarship. Each recipient was awarded $1,000.
The recipients are:
- Alec Barton, Boyertown High School, Salisbury University
- Aleena Ghanta, Spring-Ford High School, University of Pennsylvania
- Amaya Sha, Wilson High School, Columbia University
- Isabella Mease, Muhlenberg High School, West Chester University
- Karleigh Patton, Exeter High School, Kutztown University
- Kishan Patel, Pottstown High School, Duke University
- Shanice Mitchell, Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences
Areas of study for the recipients range from marketing, pre-med, environmental engineering and more. The future looks strong with this group of graduates, and Diamond looks forward to seeing where their college experience takes them. Pottstown recipient, Kishan Patel, even wore his Diamond Reading Olympics shirt from elementary school to receive his scholarship. Things have come full circle, from supporting him at the start of his education to now, as he moves on to Duke University.
“We look forward to providing many more students with opportunities to grow and succeed for years to come,” Diamond Credit Union’s President/CEO John Faust said. “We wish all recipients the best of luck with their future endeavors and continued success with this new chapter.”
How recipients are chosen
These students were hand picked by the faculty of the seven districts in Diamond’s servicing area. Officials are asked to select a senior whose goals and lifestyle align with the Panfile Scholarship. Some of these characteristics include: volunteerism, leadership, commitment to community and personal responsibility.
About the Panfile Memorial Scholarship
Although this scholarship’s parameters have been evolving since it was first created in 2004, the significance and legacy has not changed. Diamond created the scholarship to honor one of the Credit Union’s volunteer Board of Directors, Alfred A. Panfile. Panfile demonstrated a true passion for improving his community and the credit union.
This year marks the 18th group of students that have been awarded the Panfile Scholarship.
Photos: Pictured below are the 2021 scholarship recipients.
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