Commonwealth Credit Union Scholarships

Our 2015 Commonwealth CU Scholarship Winners Have Been Awarded!

Our Scholarship Program at Commonwealth CU has been a blessing to many members and their families over the years. It is truly a benefit of membership here at Commonwealth CU! After much deliberation our 2015 scholarship winners have been selected.

Jay Phillips UK

Jay Phillips received the Nathan Leach Reach for the Stars scholarship. He graduated from Harlan County High School this spring with a 4.0 GPA. He is passionate about his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America where he is an Eagle Scout. Jay was involved in the National Honor Society, Student Government and was a Kentucky Governor Scholar. He will be attending the University of Kentucky in the fall and plans to major in Bio Systems Engineering.

Brian Tramontin UL

Brian Tramontin received the Adam Bender Reach for Excellence Scholarship. He graduated from Franklin Co. High School with a 4.19 GPA. He is involved in the local Backpack Snack Program, serves at the local Soup Kitchen and helps organize the Angel Tree Program. He was the senior class president, member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club. He also loves to play Disc Golf. Brian will be attending the University of Louisville for Computer Engineering in the fall.

These two deserving young men were among many deserving candidates this year. The Scholarship Committee is comprised of five individuals outside of the credit union staff. They had a difficult time narrowing down the recipients given the number of strong applications we received. Through our passion to serve here at Commonwealth CU we are able to support so many young adults achieve academic success.

A few changes will be made to the 2016 scholarship program. Stay tuned for updates!

Previous winners:

2014 - Nathanael Sheehan, Mercer County Senior High School
2014 - Christopher Fuchs, Scott County High School
2013 - Rebecca Renn, Academy of Our Lady of Mercy
2013 - James Williams, Clay County High School
2012 - Emma J. Engleman, Owen County High School
2012 - Brianna N. Lee, Woodford County High School
2011 - Evan Wright, Frankfort High School
2011 - Catherine Mountain, Franklin County High School
2010 - Sarah Blakeman, Elizabethtown High School
2010 - Johnathan Bilbro, Muhlenburg County High School
2010 - James Hines, The McCallie School (Chattanooga, TN)
2010 - Elizabeth Hollis, Meade County High School
2009 - Oakley Watkins, Franklin County High School
2009 - Khercie Smith, Clay County High School
2009 - McKinley Heflin, McLean County High School
2009 - Laura Brown, Lyon County High School
2008 - Dustin Robinson, Nicholas County High School
2007 - Shima Dowla, Dunbar High School
2006 - Jacob Wade Turner, Perry County Central High School
2005 - Matthew Akridge, Breckinridge County High School
2004 - James Bailey, Boyd County High School
2003 - Scott Moore, Breckinridge County High School
2002 - Archanna Thangappan, Franklin County High School
2001 - Bradley Tate, Breckinridge County High School