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Announcing Our 2018-2019 Quest For Education Scholarship Recipients

Vantage Credit Union’s Quest For Education Scholarship (QFE) is an exciting example of our “people helping people” philosophy in action, enabling the next generation of leaders to achieve their dreams of a college education. With roots in the educational community, Vantage recognizes the importance of higher education for a successful future and believes in recognizing our deserving young members for all of their hard work and dedication.

“We are proud to recognize this year’s scholarship winners—their accomplishments thus far, commitment to their communities and desire to achieve higher education,” said Eric Acree, President & CEO of Vantage Credit Union. “They have made all of us here at Vantage very proud and it’s our hope that these scholarships will help them enter this next chapter of their lives confidently and ready to take on their goals.”

The winners and their high schools are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • Natalie Archer—Francis Howell North High School
  • Tim Borawski—Lindbergh High School
  • Kati Brummet—Homeschool
  • Blake Chrismer—Chaminade College Preparatory School
  • Audrey Koch—Festus High School
  • Alexis Lambros—Pattonville High School
  • Devin Macklin-Jackson—Rockwood Summit High School
  • Audrey McKinney—Festus High School
  • Kristin Priest—Parkway West High School
  • Daniel Thompson—Marquette High School

Over the past 35 years, we’ve granted over $682,500 in scholarships to college-bound high school seniors. This year, we awarded $1,000 each to 10 graduating high school Vantage members who were chosen based on their written response to the question, ‘If you could have one do-over in your life, what would it be and why?’ as well as a combination of honors and awards, extracurricular activities, community service and volunteer activities, recommendation letters and employment. Every year, dedicated volunteers (local educators, Vantage Board and Supervisory Committee members, and select employees) serve as QFE Selection Committee judges.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

photo of 2018-19 QFE Scholarship Winners

2018-2019 QFE Scholarship recipients.