Cornerstone Financial Credit Union Scholarship Program completed another successful year. The credit union awarded $25,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in Middle Tennessee, including eight scholarships in the amount of $2,500 and one $5,000 winner, Kori Grimes.
“After graduating from La Vergne High School, I plan on attending the Prairie View A&M University in Texas to major in computer science and minor in Cybersecurity,” said Grimes. “I will use this opportunity to graduate from college and start giving back to my family because they have been a huge help in my life. I’m excited to explore a new state and become an adult in the world adventuring all my opportunities.”
Since 2011, Cornerstone has awarded over $325,000 in scholarships to students.
To be eligible for our scholarship, applicants must live in the branch areas of Cornerstone or be a member who resides in the state of Tennessee. Applicants must also pen an essay on how the required Financial Education class in Tennessee will prepare them for college life. Our 2024-25 Scholarship will be open for applicants in early December 2023.
Cornerstone Financial Credit Union was founded in 1955 by a group of visionary educators in Davidson County. Guided by the philosophy of people helping people, they set out to establish a not-for-profit financial cooperative offering low-cost financial services. Today our membership exceeds 48,000 individuals from diverse backgrounds and occupations.
Laura Williamson, executive vice president, Donna Young, president, and Gary Cowan, board chairman, present the $5,000 scholarship award to Kori Grimes and her grandfather.