The People Over Profit Foundation and Silver State Schools Credit Union announce the recipients of the 2022 Scholarship Program


The Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) Board of Directors announces its ten recipients for the 2022 People Over Profit (POP) Foundation Scholarship Program. Each selected winner is a senior from Southern Nevada High School and will receive a $2,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years, for a total of up to $8,000 to be used towards higher education.

The award-winning credit union has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships to Nevada High School graduates since 1989. The scholarship program recognizes seniors who demonstrate excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.

Scholarships are named after past and current board members as well as the credit union‘s charitable foundation, the Silver State Schools CU People Over Profit (POP) Foundation. In recognition of 31 years of volunteer service for Silver State Schools Credit Union, the Teresa Yeoman Scholarship Award was created as part of the ten scholarships awarded in 2022. Ms. Yeoman, who retired from the board in 2021, has served on the board for 14 of her 31 years of service, most recently as chairman of the board.

“Each year, our applicants increase the level of commitment to their academic and extracurricular achievements, as well as their unwavering commitment to making a difference with their peers, schools and community,” said Scott A. Arkills, President and CEO, Silver State Schools Credit Union. “Our recipients have the qualities to become the future leaders of our communities, and we are here to support them as they begin the next phase of their lives.”

Winners were selected by the Board Scholarship Committee and were honored at the Silver State Schools Credit Union Virtual Annual Members Meeting held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 10:00 am PST. The 2022 scholarship holders are:

Gage Bishop – Arlene Parkinson Scholarship Award

Savannah Taylor – Bart Roche Fellowship Award

Yareli Heredia – Leonard Petoske Scholarship Award

Olivia Pretner – William Moore Scholarship Award

Emma Foster – Terry Mannion Scholarship Award

Taylor Spurk – Harold McKay Scholarship Award

Jacob Cottino – Andrew Hunter Scholarship Award

Jasmine Chung – Joyce Woodhouse Fellowship Award

Liberty McDermott – Teresa Yeoman Scholarship Award

Tessa Wallington – Silver State Schools CU POP Foundation Scholarship Award

Silver State Schools Credit Union will continue to provide educational resources through scholarships, financial literacy and distance learning tools through our relationships with Clark County School District, Preparatory Schools, Nevada Higher Education Systems and Vegas PBS.

In recognition of the positive impact of their employees, the Board of Directors of Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) and its leadership team established the Silver State Schools CU People Over Profit (POP) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity in Nevada in 2019. As the nonprofit arm of SSSCU, the POP Foundation strives to improve education and financial literacy by providing Southern Nevada students with the tools, resources, and access to build a better future by educating, empowering, and improving our community for the common good. From partnering with like-minded local nonprofits to uncovering unmet needs in our community, we strive to do more for students in Southern Nevada. When you donate to the People Over Profit (POP) Foundation of Silver State Schools CU, your financial support allows us to provide funds to improve the lives of young people in our community. To make a tax-deductible donation, make a difference in a child’s life, or learn more about the POP Foundation, please visit

Founded in 1951, the Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) is a state-approved financial cooperative that puts people before profit. The Credit Union serves more than 56,000 members of the educational community, the community at large and their families through ten branch offices throughout Southern Nevada. SSSCU offers “Excellent Member Service and Financial Solutions – For Life!” through a wide range of banking products that are simple, secure and convenient. As of March 31, 2022, SSSCU reported total assets of $1.145 billion, deposits of $1.054 billion and loans of $645 million. Liquidity remains strong at $173 million, and the credit union is well capitalized with a regulatory net worth of $103 million, or 8.99% of total assets. Accounts insured up to $500,000. American Share Insurance insures each account up to $250,000. Excess Share Insurance Corporation offers up to $250,000 of additional insurance per account. This facility is not federally insured. Visit for more information.

(Grantee Image Attached: Pictured left to right – Yareli Heredia, Jacob Cottino, Tessa Wallington, Olivia Pretner, Taylor Spurk, Scott A. Arkills, President/CEO, Silver State Schools Credit Union, Jasmine Chung, Savannah Taylor, Gage Bishop )


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