iQ Credit Union awards $24,000 in scholarships to 6 local students

2024 Scholarship Winners (1)

VANCOUVER, Wash., June 1, 2024 — iQ Credit Union (iQ) today announced it awarded $24,000 in scholarships to six local students in the Southwest Washington and Oregon area.  

The 2024 scholarship recipients are:  

  • Curran Chapman is studying Pacific and Asian studies at the University of Victoria. 
  • Karolyn Marquez Garcia is graduating from CAM Academy and will be studying meteorology/aviation at the University of Washington. 
  • Violet Meyers is studying exercise science at University of Kansas.  
  • Kyla Smith-Jenkins is studying Psychology at Portland State University. 
  • Brayden Smith is graduating from Evergreen High School and will be studying business at Washington State University. 
  • Madison Williams is graduating from Camas High School and will be studying biochemistry at Santa Clara University.  

Each of these students will receive $4,000 to help cover tuition, books, supplies, and other educational expenses, supporting them as they pursue their academic goals.  

“At iQ, we believe in the power of education to transform lives and communities. Our scholarship program reflects our dedication to supporting diverse and talented students on their educational journeys,” says Ali Migaki, chief experience officer. “These students represent the future leaders and innovators of our community, and we are excited to support their aspirations.” 

For more than 30 years, iQ has been committed to empowering students through its scholarship program. To date, more than $220,000 has been awarded to help local students achieve their educational dreams.  

Students are selected using metrics that take into consideration their GPA, community service and overall accomplishments. Additionally, the Committee’s Choice scholarship selections take a holistic view, considering the unique challenges and life experiences of applicants who may have responsibilities such as caring for loved ones or working to support their families. The iQ scholarship program welcomes applications from high school seniors, college students, and those enrolled in trade schools. 

iQ’s scholarships are a key component of its mission to promote financial well-being. The credit union's community impact efforts also benefit local businesses, nonprofits, teachers, and schools. Through the "Read with Me" and literacy grants, iQ supports educators with funds for books, school supplies, and reading-related activities, having distributed over 75,000 books to local children so far. In addition, the iQ for Kids nonprofit foundation provides grants to local nonprofits that improve the lives of children and families. 

For more details about the iQ’s scholarship program and other community initiatives, please visit 


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