Meet our 2024 Scholarship Recipients

2024 Partners Annual Scholarship
As part of our commitment to education and igniting opportunities to achieve personal and professional dreams, Partners is proud to sponsor an annual scholarship for our Members.

Each year, we open the Annual Scholarship application process to Partners Members who are pursuing a postsecondary education. Recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, community involvement, school or work-related activities, and the content of an original written essay.

This year we asked applicants to describe a time when a partnership or collaboration played a pivotal role in shaping their story. We received 470 impressive entries, and we’ve been inspired by the tremendous creativity, innovation, and vision conveyed.

Rising to the top were Danielle B., Ross H., Monique H., and Moriah L., who received awards for their educational pursuits.

Danielle B.

Ahd Z headshotDanielle B. received her undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from Purdue University. She plans to continue her education, attending Washington University in Saint Louis as a doctoral student studying machine learning and computer science with a focus on computer vision and multi-agent systems.

"Winning this scholarship makes me feel seen and supported".

Ross H.

Ahd Z headshotRoss H. intends to pursue a Graphic & Interactive Design Associate in Science at Valencia College. Studying at Valencia he hopes to have access to industry-standard software and be equipped with the skills needed to navigate the field of graphic and digital design.

"Pursuing higher education will be an incredibly affirming opportunity to finally follow my creative passions."


Monique H.

Ahd Z headshotMonique H. wants to build on her foundation to prepare for her future by double majoring in English and Political Science at Florida State University. With her degree, she wants to continue to strengthen her critical thinking and communication skills so she can reach her dream chapter of law school.

"Winning the Partners Scholarship has opened doors for me and created a path for my education." 

Moriah L.

Ahd Z headshotMoriah L. is a first-year student at Liberty University pursuing a Bachelor’s in Aeronautics: Commercial/Corporate and Aviation Administration. Moriah obtained her Private Pilot License and Part 107 certificate at age 17 to pursue her goal of becoming a professional pilot. After college, Moriah’s goals include working toward an administrative position at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and spending some time as a professional pilot.

"This scholarship is huge because it provides an opportunity for me to chase those wild dreams like flying."

Your financial Partners for life.

“At Partners we are dedicated to serve our Members as their financial Partners for life, and help them achieve their dreams,” said Ricky Otey, President and CEO of Partners Federal Credit Union. “Each of these scholars demonstrated great resolve in overcoming significant challenges to make their dreams come true, and we are excited to celebrate and support them in their journey."

The Partners Scholarship is an annual award exclusive to Partners Members who will be enrolled in an accredited 2- or 4-year degree program within the next calendar year. Since the program’s inception in 2000, over $330,000 in funds have been awarded to nearly 45 students.

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