BlueOx Community Scholarship

At BlueOx Credit Union, we celebrate and promote education that engages, enriches and inspires our young people to develop knowledge and skills for life-long financial competence. Investing in our future leaders through our BlueOx Community Scholarship Program is one small way we give back to our communities. Scholarships are awarded to students that exhibit academic achievement, leadership skills and commitment to their communities. The BlueOx Credit Union Community Scholarship is open to all graduating high school senior members pursuing any form of postsecondary education. Six scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded each year.

In honor of their dedication and volunteerism, we are proud to name two of our six scholarships after retired Board Members, Robert Harvey and Jeffrey Stanton: the Robert Harvey BlueOx Credit Union Community Scholarship and the Jeffrey Stanton BlueOx Credit Union Community Scholarship.

Robert D. Harvey, BlueOx Credit Union Board Member Jeffrey Stanton, BlueOx Credit Union Board Member
BlueOx Credit Union Board Members, Robert Harvey (left) and Jeffrey Stanton (right).

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Applications for the 2022 school year are due on March 1, 2022.

Questions? Call the Battle Creek Community Foundation Scholarship Department at (269) 962-2181 or email scholarships@bccfoundation.org.

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2021 Scholarship Recipients
2021 BlueOx Community Scholarship Winners.

Steve Cobb, President and Chief Executive Officer, congratulates BlueOx Credit Union 2021 Community Scholarship Recipients (shown left to right): Ashley Keltsch, Marlene Bussler, Romello Thompson, Steve Cobb, Anahi Villeda, Gabrielle Oursler.
Missing from photo: Andrew Hoban

Jeffrey Stanton BlueOx Credit Union Community Scholarship

2021 BlueOx Community Scholarship Winner Ashley Keltsch

Ashley Keltsch

Ashley is a 2021 graduate of Loy Norrix High School, maintaining a 4.1 GPA. Ashley participated in National Honors Society and the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center for most of her high school career. Additionally, she was active in cross country and track throughout all four years of high school. Ashley is planning to continue her education at Hope College to study science.

Robert Harvey BlueOx Credit Union Community Scholarship

2021 BlueOx Community Scholarship Winner Andrew Hoban

Gabrielle Oursler

A 2021 graduate of Lakeview High School, Gabrielle maintained a 3.7 GPA. She was active throughout high school in National Honor Society, Student Government and DECA. She was the business manager for her school newspaper all four years of her high school career. Gabrielle will be attending Michigan State University to study business management, marketing and technology to pursue a career in Marketing.

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2021 BlueOx Community Scholarship Winner Marlene Bussler

Marlene Bussler

A 2021 graduate of Harper Creek High School, Marlene maintained a cumulative 3.9 GPA. Marlene played soccer, basketball and golf at the varsity level for all four years of her high school career. She also participated as a Charitable Union Volunteer during her senior year. Marlene will be continuing her education at Grand Rapids Community College to study health sciences, with a future career in physical therapy and rehabilitation.

2021 BlueOx Community Scholarship Winner Gabrielle Oursler

Andrew Hoban

Andrew is a 2021 graduate of Pennfield High School and maintained a 3.9 GPA throughout his high school career. For four years, he participated in basketball and football and served as the captain for the lacrosse team for three years. Andrew also served as Student Government Secretary for four years and was the National Honor Society Vice President for the last two years. Additionally, he participated in numerous volunteering activities such as food banks and The Salvation Army. He is pursuing his education in the health sciences field at Davenport University, with a future career in nursing.

2021 BlueOx Community Scholarship Winner Romello Thompson

Romello Thompson

Graduating from Battle Creek Central High School in 2021, Romello maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.6. He participated in National Honor Society, the Kellogg Community College Trio Upward Bound program and Link Crew during his high school career. Romello will be continuing his education at Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia to study and major in finance as a first-generation college student.

2021 BlueOx Community Scholarship Winner Anahi Villeda

Anahi Villeda

A 2021 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, Anahi maintained a 3.4 GPA. She participated in National Honor Society as Vice President and was engaged in the Hispanic Student Union for the last two years of her high school career. She was actively engaged in other school activities, such as the marching band and girls’ soccer. Anahi will be attending Michigan State University in the fall, studying business management, marketing and technology to pursue a career in business as a first-generation college student.

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