Thursday, June 11th, 2020


2021 Scholarship Recipients

AGCU Scholarship Recipients


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –  We announced the recipients of our 2021 AGCU Scholarships Tuesday, May 25 at the Annual Business Meeting held at Oak Grove Assembly.

Every year we award scholarships to a number of New Attitudes 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

Jeanne Buck

$3000 Scholarship

Jeanne is graduating from Allendale Academy in France, and plans to attend American Public University as an electrical engineer major. She volunteers with Gospel Vision, an international ministry, on the video production team. Jeanne also participates in swimming, gymnastics, as well as volunteers in the children’s ministry of her church.


Elayna Goodwin

$3000 Scholarship

Elayna is graduating from Dakar Academy in Senegal, West Africa, and plans to attend Southwestern Assemblies of God University as a secondary education major. She is a member of National Honor Society and has served as Class Secretary her junior and senior years. Elayna works as a teacher’s assistant and school-staff aide. Additionally, she serves in various roles in her church.


Justin Letterman

$3000 ScholarshipJustin

Justin is graduating from Glendale High School in Springfield, Missouri, and plans to attend Evangel University as a computer science major. He is a member of National Honor Society and the Missouri A+ Tutoring Program. Justin is also a member of the Glendale band and baseball team. He also volunteers in the youth group and for the food pantry at Central Assembly.


Gabriela Royer

$3000 Scholarship

Gabriela is graduating from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas, and plans to attend Texas Woman’s University as a kinesiology – pre-physical therapy major. She is a National Honor Society member and Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District Student Ambassador. Gabriela serves as class president and vice president of Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, she serves in her church as a Sunday-school teacher and on the worship team.


Jenelle SchmidlyJenelle Schmidly

$3000 Scholarship

Jenelle is graduating from Nixa High School in Nixa, Missouri, and plans to attend Evangel University with a major in music recording technology. She is a member and vice president of Nixa’s chapter of National Honor Society. Jenelle has been a member of Nixa High School’s tennis team, concert choir, as well as the all-district choir. She also serves as lead on the James River Live Production team.


Lily Slater

$3000 Scholarship

Lily is graduating from Gloria Deo Academy in Springfield, Missouri, and plans to attend Evangel University with a major in early childhood education and music. She is principal flautist in the Springfield Youth Symphony and a member of the Missouri All-State Choir. Lily volunteers with several organizations, including Central Assembly’s orchestra and nursery. She is currently employed at Dan Kinney Family Center, and performs as a freelance musician.


Kyle Mayne

$1,000 Merrell K. Cooper Memorial ScholarshipKyle Mayne

Kyle is graduating from Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri, and plans to attend Evangel University as a chemistry major. He is a member of Kickapoo High School’s marching band and competitive jazz band. Kyle has volunteered in kids’ ministries at church. He was interviewed to be a cast member of the LEGO Masters reality show and works at Freddy’s.




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 2020, together, we donated a total of $223,081:

  • $91,000 to educational scholarships and programs
  • $67,931 to humanitarian efforts
  • $62,650 to churches and ministries
  • $1,500 to other community needs


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