Six Area Students Recognized as 2022 Jean M. Yokum Scholarship Winners

(Courtesy of Langley Federal Credit Union)


NEWPORT NEWPORT — Langley Federal Credit Union announced that six area students will receive the Jean M. Yokum College Scholarship this year.

The scholarship is awarded each spring and is named after the former president and CEO of the Langley Federal Credit Union. This year, the credit union increased the number of scholarship recipients from four to six to continue honoring the legacy of Ms. Yokum, who died last August.

According to a statement from Langley Federal Credit Union, “Recipients exhibit academic excellence and community involvement along with the same work ethic and dedication as Yokum, who gave 58 years of service to Langley, beginning as a cashier .”

The Peninsula Community Foundation administers the program and coordinates scholarship decisions with a committee of community leaders who volunteer their time, according to Langley Federal Credit Union.

The $5,000 scholarship, in honor of this recognition, was awarded to the following students:

  • Caroline Alstick — A graduate of Kellam High School in Virginia Beach, she will attend the University of South Carolina, intending to pursue a degree in international business in hopes of one day owning her own business.
  • Johnathan Il— A graduate of Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, he will attend Johns Hopkins University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science in hopes of helping solve new security challenges.
  • Thomas Patterson – A graduate of Western Branch High School in Virginia Beach, he would attend Virginia State University, aiming to become a Doctor of Pharmacy by earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
  • Nathanaël Virgile-Fénélus — A graduate of Tabb High School in Yorktown, he will attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, intending to pursue studies in aerospace engineering before joining the Navy to become a fighter pilot.
  • Levi Walker — Graduated from Mayfield Academy, a home-schooled program, and will attend Virginia Tech to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree with the goal of majoring in computer modeling and data analysis.
  • Madison William — A graduate of Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, she will attend Liberty University, with plans to double major in Global Studies and Business Administration, with a focus on humanitarian aid so she can help people where they need it most.

For more information on the 2022 Jean M. Yokum Scholarship, please visit the official website of the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia.

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