Meet the Scholars from the Western Union and CFSC Scholarship Program


Meet the Scholars from the Western Union and CFSC Scholarship Program


Western Union and CFSC Scholarship Program

CFSC offers much more than just a check cashing service. We’re always looking for a way to give back. That’s why the CFSC Scholarship Program has joined with The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program (WU Scholars) to support diverse students from around the globe that embody perseverance, aspiration, and being community-minded with the goal of helping to build a better world.

How It Works

$2500 scholarships are awarded to the recipients that meet the criteria and are pursuing an undergraduate degree in mathematics, science, engineering, technology, or business/entrepreneurship as these fields are in high-demand and offer strong earning potential.

Meet the Scholars

Without further ado, here are the scholars of the Western Union and CFSC Scholarship Program!

Samie Augustin, Future Nurse

Samie Augustin

Future Nurse

Samie dreams of having her own medical clinic. Originally from Haiti, her family relocated to Queens. She’s currently attending Laguardia Community College where she’s going after an Associate degree in Nursing.


Lily Farias

Entrepreneur of Tomorrow

Lily is from Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, but she’s traveled all the way to Wisconsin to complete a degree in Management and Leadership at Carroll University. She’s looking to start her own business one day.


Kassidy Jungles

Paging Doctor Kassidy

Deriving from Manteno, Illinois, Kassidy’s dream is to become a physician. She currently attends Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame in Indiana where she’s striving for a Bachelor of Science in Biology.


Taylor Kim

Future Forward

From Monterey Park, California and currently attending the Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Taylor wants to help companies become more sustainable, creative, and engaged in the community, and she’ll get there with an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising.

Lisa Ramirez

Steady Hands

Lisa is from Puerto Rico and is currently attending New York University where she’s looking to complete a Bachelor in Neuroscience degree so she can one day fulfill her dream of being a surgeon.


Roy Ramirez

To Infinity and Beyond™

Roy’s dream is starting an aerospace company of his own. Originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, he’s attending Purdue University in Indiana where he’s working toward a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.


Pia Salcedo

Helping Hands

From Artesia, California, Pia is currently attending UCLA to complete a Bachelor of Science in Psychology so she can fulfill her dreams of starting her own outpatient physical therapy clinic.

Kayla Simpson

Hometown Community Builder

Kayla comes from Chicago and is attending Marquette University in Milwaukee where she’s going after a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. It’s her dream to improve infrastructure in Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Become a Sponsor or Recipient

Hometown Community Builder

For questions or more information on how you can apply to become a scholarship recipient – or if you’d like to co-sponsor with WU Scholars to help further education for students, head here to learn more.

To see all the ways CFSC can help you with your day-to-day financial needs, including our check cashing service, visit us here.

CFSC Breast Cancer Awareness


CFSC Breast Cancer Awareness


The likelihood is, we all know someone that has been affected by cancer in one way or another. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for very good reason. With 1 in 8 women set to be diagnosed in her lifetime, it’s more important than ever to be proactive and learn how to help safeguard yourself and your loved ones to give you, and them, the best chance at beating breast cancer in the event of a diagnosis.

Alarming Statistics

Breast cancer awareness has become a common household phrase. That’s partially because every nineteen seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer, and every 74 seconds, someone is the world dies from it. These facts are a hard pill to swallow, but the bright light in this dark tunnel is the fact that diagnosis doesn’t have to mean a death sentence.

Early Detection is Key

You’ve heard this before, and you’ll hear it again because it’s the biggest factor in having a higher success rate after diagnosis. Early detection can mean all the difference, and that’s why it’s so important.

Scheduling a yearly checkup – and keeping it – is crucial. A lot can change in a year, so why risk waiting any longer than that? In addition to your yearly checkups, self-examinations can help keep you aware of changes in your body and also provide peace of mind in between exams.

Don’t Lose Hope

98% of breast cancer patients experience positive results when they detect and treat early. That alone is a pretty good reason to take steps for early detection. Make sure you educate yourself, and then tell your neighbors, your friends, and your family because we’re all in this together.

Become Informed

CFSC is making it our mission to help inform, educate, and support those in our communities in conjunction with the National Breast Cancer Foundation during the month of October. Stop by any of our check cashing locations where you’ll find important information regarding what you need to know about breast cancer and possible early signs as well as a helpful brochure to teach you how to perform your own self-examinations.

For more information on early detection, where to find valuable resources for educating yourself in the fight against breast cancer, and a community of people that stands beside you, visit our site here or head over to your nearest location and Think Pink!