NASA Federal Awards $25,000 in Scholarships to Area Students

At the conclusion of its 2016 Mitchell-Beall-Rosen Memorial Scholarship Contest, NASA Federal Credit Union awarded scholarships—ranging from $1,000 to the top prize of $8,000—to seven high school seniors. The annual program rewards the writing talents of young Credit Union members who are working toward four-year or two-year undergraduate degrees or vocational studies. Students submit 1,000-word essays that focus on financial literacy as it applies to the cost of a college education and their plans for paying it.

“If these seven students represent our future,” said Frank Peñaranda, Chairman of NASA Federal’s Scholarship Committee and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, “we are all in very good hands. And, NASA Federal Credit Union is pleased to help them reach their goals through the Mitchell-Beall-Rosen Memorial Scholarship.”

The following outstanding seniors were recipients of this year’s scholarship awards:
- Steffen Cornwell of Highland, Maryland—Plans to double major in computational biology and business at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Haley Crane of Ellicott City, Maryland—Will study biomedical engineering at the University of Maryland.
- Aaron Fishkind of Spring Valley, New York—Plans to study education at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Hailey Guit of Owings, Maryland—Will pursue a degree in graphic design at Stevenson University.
- Holly Mann of Owings, Maryland—Looks forward to studying technology and business management at the University of Maryland.
- Brian Musliner of Crofton, Maryland—Will attend Rochester Institute of Technology and study software development.
- Emily Sturm of Columbia, Maryland—Plans to pursue a career in medicine after attending Johns Hopkins University.

Four of the seven students are featured below: (left to right) Hailey Guit, Brian Musliner, Steffen Cornwell and Holly Mann