The Summit Celebrates Graduating Seniors With College Scholarships

June 23, 2022

Categories: community, In the Community

At The Summit, supporting our communities is an important part of who we are and what we do. Our scholarship programs help us make a positive contribution to further the education of our promising young members.

The Summit is delighted to announce that it has awarded scholarships to six outstanding high school seniors.

These students were chosen for their hard work, community engagement and how they exemplify the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People.” Each of our scholarship winners have received a scholarship from The Summit for books and supplies at college The Summit Scholarships were awarded to:  

Abigail B., Waterloo High School

Abigail will be attending Cornell University in the fall where she will major in animal science.  She ultimately wants to attend veterinary school and specialize in small animal tissue surgery. The panel was immediately drawn to her sense of entrepreneurship as a way to help those in her community who were most in need throughout the pandemic.

Peter C., Irondequoit High School

Peter will be attending Duquesne University for their Direct Entry Physician Assistant Program and their honors college. The panel was impressed by his sense of caring and empathy as he wrote about his experiences in seeing the need around him throughout the pandemic.

Stephanie S., Mount Saint Mary Academy

Stephanie will be attending Colgate University after she graduates from Mount Saint Mary Academy in Kenmore. She has a love for the sciences and a desire to do hands-on work in challenging environments – ultimately as a surgeon. She grew up in Nigeria and community was the bedrock of her life, instilling in her a deep sense of respect, acceptance, and empathy for those around her.

Connor W., Irondequoit High School

Connor will be attending the University of Buffalo in the fall, majoring in accounting. He hopes to become a CPA and ultimately to establish his own company. In his essay, he discussed how he overcame the stresses and anxiety brought on by the pandemic, and in turn, was able to help others who were struggling as well. 

Tori W., Fairport High School

Tori, will attend Monroe Community College in the fall and major in Liberal Arts, following which she will attend The College of Saint Rose for her bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology/Criminology.  She hopes to work in institutional corrections or forensic psychology. In her essay, she shared how experiencing bullying from a young age instilled in her a mission to spread kindness to those around her.

Neishmarie A., East High School

Through our relationship with East High School, each year we present a scholarship to a graduating senior who is going on to pursue higher education.

This year we are pleased to present a scholarship to Neishmarie. Neishmarie will be attending Alfred State College as a biological science major. She hopes to pursue a career in the medical field. Neishmarie is also very creative and has a keen interest in clothing design. She is very inspired by her family, in particular her late grandmother, who’s memory motivates her in every aspect of her life.

Congratulations to our scholarship winners and to all graduating seniors. We wish you the best of luck in your endeavors. Remember, The Summit is here to help you through all the stages of your financial life!

The Summit will be accepting applications for 2023 graduates beginning in January 2023. To be eligible for the award, applicants must:

  • Be a current member in good standing of The Summit and the primary account holder
  • Be a college bound senior for the 21/22 school year
  • Be attending college for the first time in the fall of 2022
  • Plan to enroll in either a two- or four-year accredited educational institution in the fall of 2022