Three local people receive Centra Foundation scholarships


A local high school senior has been awarded the Loretta M. Burd Scholarship.

The program awards one graduating high school senior per Centra Credit Union location with a $2,500 scholarship each year.

This year’s local recipient is Lydia Pevlor of Trinity Lutheran High School in Seymour.

Centra Foundation also awards $2,500 adult scholarships for adult or nontraditional students who have returned to school to pursue a degree or certification.

Locals receiving scholarships through the Loretta M. Burd Adult Scholarship Program are Kegan Prentice and Emily Engelking, both of Seymour.

Named in honor of Burd, who retired from Centra Credit Union after 47 years of service, the scholarship program is designed to help local students pursuing a college or technical school education.

All applications are reviewed on academic achievements, school and community involvement, work history and a short essay about financial literacy. The scholarship places value on well-rounded students who display a strong work ethic and involvement in their local community.

The full list of winners is available online at

Centra Foundation is the charitable arm of Centra Credit Union and was formed to extend the credit union’s mission of People Helping People. The foundation aims to support charitable efforts that help meet the needs of communities where Centra members live and work.

No posts to display