First Choice America Credit Union awards five annual ‘People Helping People’ scholarships

WEIRTON — The First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union has announced the recipients of the 2019 “People Helping People” Scholarships. Those selected this year include:

– A graduate of St. John Central High School, Natalie Cervelli attends Ohio State University, where she is majoring in microbiology. She hopes to continue her education to become a physician assistant. She is the daughter of Mark and Amy Cervelli of Bellaire.

– Allison Holmstrand graduated from Wheeling Park High School and attends the University of Cincinnati, where she is majoring in operations management. She is the daughter of Jeff and Linda Holmstrand of Wheeling.

– A student at West Liberty University, Marques McHaffie majors in exercise science/physiology. He also hopes to continue his education to become a physician assistant. He graduated from Oak Glen High School and is the son of Mark and Michelle McHaffie of Chester.

– Kevin Pietz attends the University of Pittsburgh, where he is majoring in bioengineering. He is a graduate of Linsly and is the son of Mark and Colleen Pietz of Wheeling.

– A graduate of Catholic Central High School, Kenzie Zamberlan attends Duquesne University, where she is a pharmacy major. She is the daughter of Ronald and Lynn Zamberlan of Steubenville.

Since the program’s inception in 1995, the credit union has awarded $145,000 in scholarships. Each recipient receives $1,000.

The “People Helping People” Scholarship is open to high school and college students who are primary members of the First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union.

Grade point average, scholastic achievements and community involvement are considered in awarding the scholarships.

Applications with complete guidelines for the next school year will be available in October at any of First Choice America Credit Union’s eight office locations.

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