2024 AGCU Scholarship Recipients

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – AGCU announced the recipients of our 2024 Scholarships, Thursday, May 2, during the Annual Business Meeting held at AGCU Operations Center.

Every year we award scholarships to a number of Youth Account Members who are graduating from high school and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the fall of their graduation year. It’s just our way of thanking our New Attitudes members who have chosen AGCU as their banking institution.  If you would like to learn if you or a loved one qualify for an AGCU Scholarship, contact your local branch!

Meet This Year’s Recipients

Josiah Bonin

$3000 Scholarship
Josiah is graduating from Bonin Homeschool in Namur, Belgium, and plans to attend Southwestern Assemblies of God/Nelson University as a worship arts and jazz major. He is a member of the Conservatory of Namur Jazz Ensemble. Josiah has volunteered in community disaster relief efforts in both Verviers, Belgium, and Lake Charles, Louisiana. He serves on the worship team at his church and will be the worship leader at the upcoming AGWM Western Europe Youth Retreat.

Lauren Melton

$3000 Scholarship
Lauren is graduating from Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Missouri, and plans to attend Southeastern University as a finance major. She is salutatorian of her class, president of National Honor Society, and student body president. Lauren is also a member of her school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Future Business Leaders of America, and she has qualified for FBLA state. Additionally, she serves on the youth leadership and worship teams at her church.

Truman Griessel

$3000 Scholarship
Truman is graduating from Ozark High School in Ozark, Missouri, and plans to attend Lindenwood University as a communications major with an emphasis in sports broadcasting and media production. He is a member of National Honor Society, DECA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as Ozark High School’s marching band, jazz band, and wind symphony. Truman serves in the children’s program at his church. 

Elyse Rogers

$3000 Scholarship
Elyse is graduating from Classical Conversations Educational Homeschool Cooperative in Springfield, Missouri, and plans to attend Harding University as a pre-medicine/biochemistry major. She is student government treasurer and captain of her speech and debate team. Elyse serves in the children’s ministry at her church, as well as a member of her church choir. She has participated in and won awards in numerous speech and debate tournaments. 

James Letterman

$3000 Scholarship
James is graduating from Glendale High School in Springfield, Missouri, and plans to attend Evangel University and study pre-dentistry. He has been on the cross country and track teams throughout his high school career and has obtained leadership positions on the teams. James has been part of the Royal Ranger program at his church for most of his life and earned the Gold Medal of Achievement. He has also participated in various community and church volunteer projects.  

Alexander Worthley

$1000 Scholarship
Merrell K. Cooper Memorial Scholarship
Alexander is graduating from Nixa High School in Nixa, Missouri, and plans to attend Evangel University as a pre-medical biology major. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta – Mathematics Honor Society. Alexander is on his school’s cross country and track teams and participates in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has earned the Gold Medal of Achievement with Honors in Royal Rangers and serves on the youth worship team at his church.

Banking With A Purpose

Much more than a catchphrase, our tagline is our passion, our reason why we do what we do. This is the impact of your membership with AGCU. Learn More About Banking with a Purpose

The more you use AGCU for your day-to-day banking needs, the more you help support worthy causes – both locally and worldwide. We donate 10% of our annual earnings to support churches and ministries, educational scholarships and programs, and humanitarian efforts. Every day, we provide financial services to people across the United States and missionaries in 190 countries around the world.

In 2023, together, we donated a total of $379,035

  • $104,500 to educational scholarships and programs
  • $123,200 to humanitarian efforts
  • $147,510 to churches and ministries
  • $3,825 to other community needs