has awarded 10 academic collegiate scholarships to students pursuing continuing education at schools in seven different states.
Now in its second year, the Guild Giving Scholarship
program awards financial assistance to qualified members of the community, as well as Guild Mortgage employees and their dependents. Winners are provided $1,500 to be applied to accredited colleges, community colleges, trade schools, and undergraduate and graduate degree programs in any field of study.
The 2018 recipients are: Amy Arteaga, College of Southern Idaho; Quinn Ballard, Texas A&M University; Noah Bell, Northern Arizona University; Ross Brooker, Saint Louis University; Kali Castle, Idaho State University; Larissa Flores, Southeastern Oklahoma State University; Todd Jordan, South Piedmont Community College (N.C.); Victoria Lindsay, University of Oregon; Natasha Myers, Northern Arizona University; Justin Potwora, Southern Methodist University (Texas).
“At Guild, we are committed to giving back to local communities and neighborhoods wherever we serve, and the Guild Giving Scholarship program was created to deliver on that commitment,” said Mary Ann McGarry, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased to help these talented individuals pursue their educational goals and start paths toward promising careers in many different fields.”
The scholarships are awarded through the Guild Giving Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Guild to expand its community outreach efforts, part of the company’s culture for more than 50 years.
To be eligible, applicants must be a United States citizen or national, have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and meet one of the following criteria: be enrolled full-time in a U.S. high school, have graduated from a U.S. high school or have obtained a U.S. GED at the time of application; or be enrolled full-time as a college student at the undergraduate level with a minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of application. Applicants must also live in one the 29 states where Guild operates.