Each year, ten exceptional students are recognized for their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.

Silver State Schools Credit Union’s (SSSCU) Board of Directors announces ten recipients from the 2024 People Over Profit (POP) Foundation Scholarship program. All winners are Southern Nevada High School Seniors and will receive a $2,000 scholarship for the upcoming Fall Session. Their scholarships are renewable for up to four years, for a total of up to $8,000 towards higher education.

Since 1989, the 6-Time award-winning Best of Las Vegas credit union has awarded more than $1,200,000 in scholarships to graduating High School Seniors. The scholarship program recognizes those who demonstrate excellence in academics, volunteerism, extracurricular activities, and community involvement. The ten scholarship awards are named after past and current Board Members as well as SSSCU’s charitable foundation, the People Over Profit (POP) Foundation.

“I am continually proud of and inspired by the remarkable dedication and achievements of our student applicants,” said Scott A. Arkills, President/CEO of Silver State Schools Credit Union. “Their commitment to academic excellence and community service is a testament to their potential as future leaders. At Silver State Schools Credit Union, we stand ready to champion their journey, providing unwavering support as they shape the future of our communities.”

Selected by the Board of Directors Scholarship Committee, the winning students were recognized at the Silver State Schools Credit Union virtual Annual Membership Meeting, held on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. PST. The 2024 scholarship recipients are:

Lauren Bui – Arlene Parkinson Scholarship Award

Christian Harnum – Bart Roche Scholarship Award

Hudson Lile – Leonard Petoske Scholarship Award

Carly Jones – William Moore Scholarship Award

Emma McNally – Harold McKay Scholarship Award

Emmeline Sawin – Andrew Hunter Scholarship Award

Zoey Billot – Teresa Yeoman Scholarship Award

Ashritha Kalakuntla – Terry Mannion Scholarship Award

Grace Wiegand – Joyce Woodhouse Scholarship Award

Sophia Zagorski – Silver State Schools CU POP Foundation Scholarship Award

Silver State Schools Credit Union will continue its drive to provide educational resources, scholarships, distance learning tools, as well as financial literacy and wellness opportunities to the Clark County School District (CCSD), Charter and Private Schools, the Nevada System of Higher Edu-cation, and Vegas PBS.


The Silver State Schools CU People Over Profit (POP) Foundation is a Nevada nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) organization, EIN 83-1332084. Financial contributions may be deductible for federal income tax purposes as allowed by law. Please consult with your financial advisor to determine the extent of tax deductibility.



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