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Chartway is proud to announce this year’s Directors’ Memorial Scholarship recipients. Fifteen student members—three more than last year—have each been awarded $3,000, totaling $45,000 in financial aid for 2024. Since its inception in 1989, the credit union’s Directors’ Memorial Scholarship program has awarded more than $580,000 to high school seniors, college students, and graduate student members seeking financial support to pursue higher education. This year’s recipients were selected based on need, grades, involvement, and two essays:

  • Maria Ashimi (VA) – Tidewater Community College, Nursing
  • Grace Christensen (UT) – Brigham Young University, Education
  • Davian Dix (UT) – Utah State University Eastern, Biochemistry
  • Le’Andra Doucet (VA) – Tidewater Community College, Nursing
  • Tabitha Edson (UT) – Utah State University, Public Health
  • Katelyn Gudenau (TX) – Dallas Baptist University, International Business
  • Landon Gumucio (UT) – Southern Virginia University, Psychology
  • Mike Hyvarinen (VA) – Liberty University, Mechanical Engineering
  • Jenna McElhannon (VA) – Christopher Newport University, Psychology
  • Gabriel McLendon (VA) – Tuskegee University, Mechanical Engineering
  • Brinley Meadows (UT) – Southern Utah University, Dental Hygiene
  • Anna Van Moorlehem (UT) – Brigham Young University, International Relations
  • John Peck (VA) – Old Dominion University, Cybersecurity
  • Alexander Shaw (VA) – Virginia Tech, Engineering
  • Andrew Walters (TX) – Rice University, Bioengineering

“Unlocking the potential of our community so they can thrive – that’s what Chartway is all about,” said Brian Schools, Chartway president & CEO. “Our student members are the next generation of nurses, engineers, CEOs, and more, and we’re dedicated to ensuring they have the support and resources to become tomorrow’s leaders. That’s why we’re honored to provide financial assistance to empower our student members while they embark on their unique collegiate journeys.”

Chartway also awards $25,000 annually to Old Dominion University’s Athletic Scholarship fund, manages a top-rated paid summer internship program, provides free financial wellness programs to members, and offers multiple products and services specifically for student members.

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About Chartway
Since 1959, Chartway has been unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive. Member-owned and values-driven, our $2.9 billion credit union proudly serves more than 230,000 members with branches in Utah, Texas, and Virginia. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions, included on American Banker’s Top Credit Union to Work For list, and received numerous other top workplace and best credit union accolades. Reflecting a bright way forward, our charitable arm – the Chartway Promise Foundation – has granted nearly $15 million to provide medically fragile children and their families memorable experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles. For information on our vibrant organization, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.