InRoads Awards $5,000 in Digital Scholarships

ST. HELENS, Ore., May 17, 2022: InRoads Credit Union has awarded five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors heading off to college in the fall of 2022. The winners were chosen as part of the InRoads Digital College Scholarship that asks entrants to answer the question “why do credit unions appeal to your generation” digitally. Specifically, those who entered did so via TikTok videos, social media memes, or a short video.

Winners included Jaedyn Maller who plans to study radiology at Oregon Institute of Technology, Kaitlin Dahla who is choosing between biology or kinesiology, Karlynn Kenny who plans to study engineering, Jax Ekstrom who will be off to University of Arizona this fall to study nursing, and Makenzie Hoag who will also be studying to become a nurse.

“This isn’t an ordinary college scholarship,” stated Brooke Van Vleet, InRoads President/CEO. “We look beyond academics and athletics to support those students who think differently and are poised to offer something new to the world. We’re so pleased to award scholarships to these deserving young adults. We wish them the best as they head off to college in the fall.”

Winning submissions can be seen at Learn more about the InRoads Digital College Scholarship at

InRoads Credit Union ( is a not-for-profit, community-focused, member-owned financial cooperative that’s open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, volunteers, or worships in Columbia, Clatsop, Cowlitz, Multnomah, and Washington Counties. Membership is also available to those with immediate family who are existing InRoads members, including a spouse, child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, or sibling.