Canvas Credit Union and Canvas Foundation are celebrating 32 students from across the credit union’s branch footprint who have demonstrated character, leadership, and support for their communities while achieving academic excellence. Canvas Foundation’s Community and Foundation Scholarships are key components of the credit union’s commitment to making a lasting impression in the communities it serves and beyond.

At its annual scholarship banquet on Saturday, June 11, Canvas Foundation honored 30 outstanding students from high schools in all of Canvas Credit Union’s Denver metro and northern area branch communities. Each received a $1,000 Community Scholarship Award, with four students earning an additional $500 and one student earning an additional $5,000 as this year’s Community Leadership honorees. Additionally, one high school student and one college student were selected among a large pool of applicants for the Canvas Foundation Scholarship, each earning a $5,000 award.

“What a tremendous honor it is to commemorate these students and their outstanding dedication to their education and their communities,” said Malcolm Johnson, vice president of community engagement at Canvas Credit Union. “At Canvas, we believe scholarships are not only an investment in students’ futures, but also in the future of our collective communities. Each recipient is paving a path toward a brighter tomorrow for us all.” 

Since 2017, Canvas Foundation has honored students nominated by school representatives for supporting their communities. In addition to having a GPA of 3.2 or higher, students must also attend a high school within a Canvas Credit Union branch community to be eligible for the Canvas Community Scholarship. Canvas Foundation Scholarship recipients are awarded to one high school student and one college student who have demonstrated strong character, promising leadership skills and high ethical values. To learn more about Canvas Credit Union scholarships, please visit https://www.canvas.org/community/scholarships.