Nicole R. Thorp Scholarship recipient Chayse Richardson and Keith Burton, GCS Credit Union president and CEO.
GCS Credit Union recently awarded the $2,000 Nicole R. Thorp Scholarship to Chayse Richardson of Collinsville High School.
The credit union was looking for applicants who actively volunteer in the community. Nicole R. Thorp, who the scholarship is named after, was a big believer in helping out where needed. Richardson’s extensive volunteer work at the Special Needs Soccer Association and Project Lead the Way Program speaks volumes of her character.
Thorp, a former marketing manager at the credit union, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, in a Godfrey car crash.
Candidates also were required to submit an essay on their ideas on educating youths about money. GCS tries to guide youth in developing and reaching savings goals and wanted to hear how its teens have succeeded.
GCS wishes Chayse the best of luck in continuing her education and reaching her career goals.
For information, visit myGCScu.com.