We are happy to announce the recipients of the 2020 Hiway Foundation Scholarships. This year, the Foundation awarded 18, $1,000 scholarships to area seniors who are planning to continue their education.

Founded in 2018, this is the second year the Hiway Foundation has provided scholarships to area students. In 2019, the Foundation awarded 10, $1,000 scholarships to students in the Twin Cities.

Recipients were selected based on need, academic performance, community involvement, volunteering, school activities along with the student’s other accomplishments. The applicants were also required to submit an essay on a personal experience of having to make a crucial financial decision and why they made their specific choice.

This year's recipients are:

  • Angela Her: Johnson HS
  • Evelyn Ramirez Garcia: Johnson HS
  • Chittra Xiong: Como Park HS
  • Christina Engel: St. Cloud Tech
  • Emery Bell: St. Michael Albertville HS
  • Mitchell Mullen: Eden Prairie HS
  • Noel Preiner: White Bear Lake HS
  • Serena Xiong: Park Center HS
  • Jedi Casa: Open World Learning
  • Gilverto De Los Rios: Harding HS
  • Nari Vue: Harding HS
  • Emily Xiong: Harding HS
  • John Nguyen: Harding HS
  • Melanie Viniegra: Harding HS
  • Ryan Seidl: Pequot Lakes HS
  • Piper Gallivan: Highland Park HS
  • Mai Lee: Highland Park HS
  • Tawfeeq Akindele: Highland Park HS

“We are honored to celebrate these students and congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients,” said Christine Cordell, Hiway Foundation Chair and Hiway Federal Credit Union SVP of Organizational Effectiveness. “In the midst of a sea of uncertainty, we believe it is even more important to engage our students. Our scholarship program is a direct investment in their growth and development which in turn enhances the overall wellness of our community. It has been extremely humbling and rewarding to award these students with this news. We wish them all the best.”