Ascentra Credit Union Awards $10,000 in Scholarships

Sofia Mojica one of the ten area students to receive a 2020 Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Photo by Kayla Babers

BETTENDORF, IOWA – The Ascentra Scholarship Program has awarded its 2020 scholarships to ten area students and members of the credit union.  These ten future leaders were selected to receive $1,000 each to help get one step closer to achieving their academic goals.

Five $1,000 scholarships are awarded to traditional high school students planning to enter college, and the other five $1,000 scholarships are awarded to non-traditional students age 19 or over planning to attend college, trade school, or even to earn an advanced degree.  The Ascentra Scholarship Program is unique in that students can apply every year they are enrolled as a student.

This year’s high school scholarship winners include:

Lauren Buechel, Bettendorf, Iowa Seth Hoffman, Muscatine, Iowa Sofia Mojica, Moline, Ill. Ashton Snarr, Davenport, Iowa Moriah Stewart, Garner, Iowa

The non-traditional or continuing education winners include:

Kathleen Byrne, Bettendorf, Iowa Sara Garland, Dixon, Iowa Rachel Holm, Bettendorf, Iowa Ann Kingsbury, Davenport, Iowa Gabrielle VanderVinne, Bettendorf, Iowa


All entries are judged on their essay, resume, awards, extracurricular activities, volunteer services and work experience.  The competition is announced every October with the deadline in March of the following year.

“It’s very rewarding to see our members utilizing this member benefit to help offset the increasing costs of higher education,” said Jennifer Naeve, Ascentra Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.  

Learn more about this year’s scholarship winners, the official Ascentra Scholarship Program rules and other scholarship opportunities at

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Founded in 1950, Ascentra Credit Union, is Iowa’s premier credit union with more than $464 million in assets and 10 branches serving the communities of Bettendorf, Clinton, Davenport, LeClaire, Muscatine, Iowa and Moline, Ill.  Learn more about Ascentra Credit Union at Follow Ascentra on Facebook, Twitter @ascentra, Instagram @ascentracu, and YouTube.


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