University of Illinois Community Credit Union Announces 2020 Orange & Blue Scholarship Recipients

CHAMPAIGN, IL — Each year, U of I Community Credit Union awards seven college-bound high school seniors a scholarship up to $1,000 based on the Illinois college of their choice. The Orange & Blue Scholarship Program is designed to benefit students who are U of I Community Credit Union members (and/or legal guardians are members) and will be attending the University of Illinois, Parkland College, and other Illinois colleges and universities.

Scholarship applications are reviewed by a team of volunteers at the U of I Community Credit Union and are given a score based on the information and documents submitted. Applicants are asked various questions including their favorite activities throughout high school, and any honors or awards they have received. They are also required to submit two letters of recommendation and an essay relating to the benefits of credit unions.

“We are very proud of our 2020 Scholarship recipients” said Lisa Paul, UICCU VP of Member Experience. “This group not only excelled in the classroom, they worked diligently in their communities to make an impact.”

The 2020 Orange & Blue Scholarship winners have been announced and will be recognized on UICCU’s social media channels in August. UICCU is proud to announce the 2020 Orange & Blue Scholarship recipients:

 Illinois College

  • Garrett Kepley – Monticello High School

 Illinois State University

  • Kelsey Wells – Champaign Central High School

Northern Illinois University

  • Jaden Johnson – Urbana High School

Northwestern University

  • Sally Kim – Northside College Prep

Parkland Community College

  • Riley Millsap – Unity High School

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Jacob Simpson – Tri-Valley High School
  • Jayna Burger – Monticello High School


Details about the scholarship are available online at

U of I Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative that provides a wide range of financial products and services to anyone who lives or works in Champaign, Ford, Piatt, Douglas, Vermilion, Coles, Dewitt, Edgar, Iroquois, Moultrie, and Sangamon, IL counties as well as University of Illinois employees, Carle employees and other select employee groups. UICCU was named one of the 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Best Places to Work in Illinois and 2019 Tops in the 217 Winner for Banks/Credit Unions. To learn more, visit