Diamond Credit Union has awarded the 17th annual Alfred A. Panfile Memorial Scholarships to seven local and very deserving students. A total of $7,000 in scholarships were awarded to the Class of 2020. Mr. Panfile was a longtime volunteer member of Diamond’s Board of Directors before his passing in 2012.
The following students each received a $1,000 scholarship
- Emily Weber, Pottstown High School, Dickinson College
- George Cairnie, Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences
- Ana Wegman, Wilson High School, Seton Hill University
- Nicole Wentzel, Exeter High School, Boston University
- Alyssa Vu, Boyertown High School, University of Pittsburgh
- Emily Coyne, Spring-Ford High School, Penn State Altoona
- Remington Lambi, Muhlenberg High School, University of South Florida
“We congratulate Emily, George, Ana, Nicole, Alyssa, Emily and Remington on earning Alfred A. Panfile Memorial Scholarships,” said John Faust, President and CEO of Diamond Credit Union. “The commitment to their academics, and their communities, practiced by each of these students is impressive.”
Pre-law, physician’s assistant, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering and nursing are a few of the career areas the recipients plan to pursue.
Bright futures and a lasting legacy
Alfred A. Panfile Memorial Scholarship recipients are chosen by the faculty and staff at seven local schools. School officials select a student from their graduating class based on the characteristics which exemplify Mr. Panfile’s life: volunteer work, leadership, commitment to the community, and personal responsibility.
Scholarships grow with Diamond
Students are selected from schools based on proximity to Diamond branches. 2020 marks the second consecutive year that total scholarship dollars awarded have increased. The increase to $7,000 in scholarships is thanks to the October 2019 opening of the Muhlenberg branch, which benefits a Muhlenberg High School student. Likewise, the October 2018 opening of Diamond’s Royersford branch, created a scholarship for a Spring-Ford High School student, first awarded in 2019.
Education for all teens and young adults
Diamond Credit Union has partnered with Zogo to provide teens and young adults with a new way of learning about finances.
Zogo is a financial education app founded by Duke University Gen Z undergrads and professors. It has over 300 fun-sized learning modules on a variety of topics such as budgeting, spending, investing and more. By successfully answering questions and completing exercises, users will accumulate pineapples (or points) that they can redeem for $5 gift cards of choice from a variety of widely known brands.
There is no cost to use Zogo nor do you have to be a Diamond member. Check it out.
Providing opportunity to every member of our community … that’s younity.