Armco announces scholarship winners

May 20, 2020 Cranberry Local News

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Armco Credit Union was part of sponsoring scholarships for four graduates. Top, from left: Breanna Tomsey, Makayla Waltman, Mandy Cooper and Nichole Sommers.

The Beaver Valley Chapter of Credit Unions awarded four local students with scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year. Armco Credit Union sponsored 4 out of 5 recipients.

Breanna Tomsey won the first place award of $1,500. She is a senior at Karns City Area Senior High School and plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. She will double major in public policy and psychology. She plans to pursue a law degree after her undergraduate studies.

Other scholarship recipients received $500 each:

Nichole Sommers, Mars, sophomore student enrolled in the physician assistant program at Gannon University

Makayla Waltman, Fenelton, sophomore student enrolled in the physician assistant program at Gannon University

Mandy Cooper, Mt. Lebanon, freshman nursing student attending the University of Pittsburgh

Armco Credit Union sponsored the students as part of the credit union’s affiliation with the Beaver Valley Chapter of Credit Unions. The shapter represents credit unions in Butler and Beaver Counties and is part of the PA Credit Union association.

The students were chosen from 72 applicants from 11 credit unions. Students were required to respond to the following question with a 500 word essay “How do credit union values differ from banks?

To read a full bio on each student please visit

Armco awards 30 scholarships

Armco Credit Union awarded $15,000 in scholarships to 30 graduating high school seniors.

Students were selected from 102 qualified applicants based on academic and extracurricular achievement. Students attending college as well as vocational schools were eligible.

This is the third year the credit union has provided scholarships for higher education.

“Providing local scholarships is just one way we give back to our community,” said John Gibson, vice president of the Armco Board of Directors. “We are inspired by the accomplishments of all the students who submitted applications and hope they will continue to impact their communities with passion and dedication.”

This year’s winners are:

- Matthew Barber, Butler Area Senior High

- Anna Baxter, Butler Area Senior High

- Lea Codispot, Butler Area Senior High

- Braedan Collins, Knoch High

- Haley Cramer, Seneca Valley High

- Joshua Darsie, Deer Lakes High

- Amber Flynn, Moniteau High

- Brittney Friters, Karns City High

- Alayne Gaghan, Fox Chapel Area High

- Grace Genaway, Karns City High

- Kylie Hoffman, Freeport Senior High

- Emily Huff, Karns City High

- Grace Huff, Mars Area High

- Alexandra Kreinbucher, Butler Area Senior High

- Sarah Leslie, Butler Area Senior High

- Nathan Monday, Butler Area Senior High

- Cordray Negley, Butler Area Senior High

- Vincent Pellegrino, Butler Area Senior High

- Nathaniel Rondinelli, Karns City High

- Daulton Roth, Knoch Senior High

- Jordan Rumbaugh, Knoch High

- Kayleigh Sarnese, Moniteau High

- Samuel Schirra, Aquinas Academy

- Tanner Spohn, Burrell High

- Allison Thomas, Butler Area Senior High

- Breanna Tomsey, Karns City High

- Peyton Turner, Karns City High

- Ellie Weiss, Butler Area Senior High

- Paige Williams, Butler Area Senior High

- Jaren Wright, Lenape Technical

Photos and bios of each student is located at ArmcoCU./armco-scholarship-recipients/.

Armco Credit Union launched a company-wide initiative providing educational resources for members and the community several years ago. They have invested in two web-based resources: Banzai provides financial literacy articles and coaching for all ages and Edmit calculates the value of a college.

The credit union also sponsors the Banzai financial literacy program in all Butler County high schools. Any high school teacher may access these materials at no cost. Visit for free educational resources.

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