The Affinity Plus Foundation recently announced the 2021-2022 winners of the Affinity Plus Foundation Scholarship Program. This year, 36 student members from across the state of Minnesota were each awarded a $3,000 scholarship to use for their academics. This is an increase of more than $30,000 in scholarships over 2020.
Abigail Scott, from Cambridge, was one of the scholarship recipients.
“Affinity Plus is committed to helping our members achieve their dreams. We are incredibly proud of these students and honored to award them each with a scholarship,” said Adam Layne, senior community engagement specialist, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union. “Whether you’re a freshman, a graduate student, or a working adult returning to complete your degree, we know education is important and matters. We hope to continue our scholarship program so we can continue to give back to our members and see them grow.”
The Affinity Plus Foundation offers scholarships to member students as a way for them to empower themselves and their communities. This year, the Foundation awarded at least one student hailing from one of more than 20 Minnesota communities where Affinity Plus has a branch, while also awarding a scholarship to a student member attending a Minnesota-based college campus where Affinity Plus has a partnership or branch.
Founded in 2000, the Affinity Plus Foundation has provided more than $1 million in financial support to students, community organizations, and educators across Minnesota. The Affinity Plus Foundation better positions people to pursue their dreams by providing access to education and training, supporting entrepreneurs, building kind and inclusive communities, and ensuring all people have their basic needs met.
To learn more about our scholarship winners visit: https://www.affinityplus.org/about-us/affinity-plus-foundation/scholarship-programs/scholarship-winners.