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2022 scholarship recipients!


The Centra Foundation and Centra Credit Union invest in our Members’ future through the Loretta M. Burd Scholarship Program. Each year, the Centra Foundation awards one scholarship per Centra location to graduating high school seniors and a number of adult scholarships. The adult scholarship is awarded to adults over the age of 22 who’ve made the decision to further their education.

This year, we awarded 34 scholarships to local students! As a surprise, an additional six scholarships were awarded to celebrate Burd’s career and service to the Credit Union. We received more than 225 applications for the scholarship program! We’re so impressed by the talent in our Communities.

We’re excited to announce this year’s scholarship recipients and hope you’ll join us in congratulating them!

High school scholarships

Annabel Freeman — Columbus North High School

Alyssa Murray — Columbus East High School

Morgan Allen — Columbus North High School

Claire Gatewood — Pine Lake Academy

Michelle Moore — Homeschooled

Annika Evenson — Brown County High School

Katelyn Case — Jeffersonville High School

Cadence Wehneman — Floyd Central High School

Molly Coomer — North Harrison High School

Cara Akin — Floyd Central High School

Kane Maharaj — Jeffersonville High School

Grazia Ferraro — Christian Educational Consortium

Johnathon Perkinson — Scottsburg High School

Kendra Allen — Austin High School

Brooklyn Cornelius — Madison Consolidated High School

Kagan Jenkins — Salem High School

Mattelyn Nicholson — Seymour Senior High School

Emma Jones — Jennings County High School

Alexis Rader — Waldron Junior Senior High School

Paige Wesseler — North Decatur Jr. Sr. High School

Gillian Thompson — Carmel High School

Lacy Smith — Avon High School

Alexandre Turbide — Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency (PHAA)

Mallory Rupp — Columbus East High School

Alyssa Green — Columbus North High School

Josiah Linnemann — Homeschool

Olivia Shoaf — Columbus East High School

Adult scholarships

Alexa Howser

Gayle Hill

Octavia Tolbert

Christina Shaw

Team Member and family scholarships

Katina Shepherd

Lauren Ulrich

Alyna Alvarado-Weaver

The Centra Foundation would also like to recognize Shirley Shea for her support of the Loretta M. Burd Adult Scholarship Program. We’re very grateful for her continued support and are excited to have such a great community partner!