Caption: SouthPoint Financial Credit Union Branch President of Sleepy Eye Randy Reinarts and MNCU Foundation Scholarship Council recipient Alex Sellner.
SouthPoint Financial Credit Union is proud to announce that Alex Sellner, of Fairfax, MN, has won a $1,000 scholarship from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC). A total of $20,000 was awarded to 14 credit union members in Minnesota.
More than 800 students from credit unions throughout the state applied for scholarships. Applicants were selected based on school and community involvement. The FSC considered each applicant’s school and community involvement, as well as an essay answering the following questions, “What is your best-ever consumer experience? Where was it? What made it so great?”
Scholarships were given to students in two categories: traditional and non-traditional. SouthPoint Financial Credit Union has been a long-time supporter of the FSC Scholarship program.
Sellner, a student at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, wrote, “when I returned home, [from the hospital] I received lots of cards and messages to wish me well, but one that really stuck with me came from the dental surgeon. I had not met him before surgery; he did not know me personally. He called my house on his own time to see how everything had turned out. He followed up with another call later in my recovery. These great consumer experiences are the reason I chose nursing as my future profession. From a dentist who pointed out a one percent chance, to numerous others along the way, I was helped by amazing people who went above and beyond to make sure that I could return to my life. As a nurse I won’t be able to help everyone, but if I can help someone the way I was helped, I will be a success!”
SouthPoint Financial Credit Union CEO and President Dick Nesvold said, “selecting Alex as the FSC Scholarship recipient shows the Foundation’s important purpose in assiting credit union members to further their education into fields that embody SouthPoint’s philosphy of ‘people helping people.’ As Alex has shared in his essay, his life events have made a significatn impact on his life’s goals. We are proud to have Alex as a member of SouthPoint Financial Credit Union and wish him the best in pursuit of his ambition.”