SLV Federal Bank continues to support ASU students
Recipients of the San Luis Valley Federal Bank Scholarships include, (left to right) back: Gabriela Patricia Bucio, Chelsea Amber Todd, Ashley Griego, Kylie Duarte, Tayleur Hillis, Alexis Duran, Jacob Heaton, Tyler Cerny, Tanner Earl Martin; front: Duane Bussey, bank president; Cody Garcia, Lauren Trujillo, Elaine Joyce Buron, Elizabeth Strang, Morgan Zanski, Brittany Sullivan, Elizabeth Smith, Lynn Shawcroft, and Kyle Burnett, bank marketing officer. Not pictured include Kayla Anderson, Samuel Bilderbeck, Emily Logan, Bethany Robirds, Chelsie Anne Smith, Alyssia Torres, Ryan Martinez, and Sean Lee Roberts.
The San Luis Valley Federal Bank awarded scholarships to 25 Adams State University students for the 2015/2016 academic year. The bank has assisted students financially through scholarships for nearly 40 years.
Duane Bussey, a 1982 Adams State graduate and president of San Luis Valley Federal Bank, said the bank's board of directors believes an investment in education at Adams State is a great investment in the local community. "The university enriches our valley community in so many ways and we want to see it remain healthy and continue to grow. Providing more financial opportunities for local students to attend ASU increases the odds they will stay home to attend a great school. This helps enrollment at the university and ultimately provides local businesses with a more educated and talented workforce from which to hire. And, business reasons aside, investing in a person's education just feels great."
Five $1,000 scholarships are awarded each academic year and are renewable up to four year and several one year awards are made.
To be eligible for the scholarships, the parents, grandparents or student must have an account at the bank.