Quest is proud to announce the winners of their third scholarship essay competition. Jennifer McNary of Meriden, Kan., is the grand prize winner of a $500 scholarship. Hannah Handley of Topeka, Kan., is the runner-up, winning a $250 scholarship.
The recipients were selected based on essay submissions in which they defined how the credit union can help individuals become financially literate.
Grand prize winner, McNary, is a 2013 graduate of Hayden High School. With four years on the honor roll, she is a member of the National Honor Society and served for three years on the Student Council. As a senior, McNary led Hayden’s Future Business Leaders of America as chapter president, and has been recognized with numerous honors from the organization.
In addition, she is active in team sports, her church youth group and 4-H, earning multiple awards and over 350 county and state fair ribbons. McNary will begin her freshman year at Emporia State University this fall and plans to study business or elementary education.
Runner-up, Handley, is a 2012 graduate of Washburn Rural High School and currently attends Kansas State University where she is majoring in special education. She is an honor roll student, an elementary classroom mentor and was elected Homecoming queen.
Handley is active in her church and Topeka Young Life; she is a celebrated swimmer and runner; and, she volunteers for numerous environmental clean-up efforts and art organizations.
The topic for the 2013 Quest Scholarship Essay Competition was announced in January and applications were accepted through May 1. The credit union received twelve entries from applicants across northeast Kansas whose schools of choice ranged from four-year universities to community colleges to vocational schools. Quest’s competition is open to the public and to students of all ages.
For the full text of the winning essays or more information on the annual scholarship competition, visit www.Quest-CU.org or contact Valerie Taylor, Vice President, Business Development, at 1-800-432-2470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Quest Credit Union Quest Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative that is dedicated to providing valuable financial products and services to its members living, working and worshipping in eastern Kansas. Quest currently serves members at branch locations in Topeka, Lenexa, Pittsburg and on Post at Fort Riley. For more information, visit www.Quest-CU.org or call (800) 432.2470.