The Rotary Club of Tigard has awarded $16K in scholarships; OnPoint adds locations in Tigard, Tualatin

PMG FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Rotary Club of Tigard recently presented $16,000 in scholarships to Tigard High School graduates. Rotary Club of Tigard awards scholarships

The Rotary Club of Tigard Foundation recently announced the recipients of this year's college scholarship awards at the club's weekly meeting.

A total of $16,000 in scholarships were awarded to the following Tigard High School students:

Caitlyn Cannan received the $3,000 Alva Frahler Memorial Scholarship with plans to attend the University of Oregon and major in Pharmacy.

Rowan Kelleher received the $3,000 Denny Purkey Memorial Scholarship for $3,500 to attend Duke University and major in physics.

Grace Maier received $2,000 and will attend Boise State University, majoring in secondary education.

Molly Martin was awarded the $3,500 Chuck Kingston Memorial Scholarship and has plans to major in parks, recreation and tourism at California Polytechnic State University.

Marisa Torseth received $2,000 to attend Gonzaga University and major in fraud and justice.

Mikayla Wilson also received $2,000 to attend the University of Idaho where she plans on majoring in environmental biology.

The students were the guest speakers at the Rotary Club of Tigard's May 27 Zoom meeting. They were selected based on their academics, their service to their school and the community, and their financial need, according to Rotary Club of Tigard officials. The selection committee was made up of club members Julie Ketchum, Alvin Bautista and Grace Kuto.

OnPoint opens Tigard, Tualatin branches

OnPoint Community Credit Union recently opened four new branches in Portland and Washington, including locations inside the Tigard and Tualatin Fred Meyer stores.

"Access to financial expertise and resources remains critical as our community continues to face economic challenges like rising home prices, fluctuating interest rates and a backlogged supply chain," said Rob Stuart, president and chief executive officer of OnPoint Community Credit Union.

Those four new branches (which also include Portland and Vancouver, Wash., locations) are part of the largest branch expansion in the credit union's history and will create 31 new jobs across those cities, OnPoint officials said.

— Ray Pitz

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