Compass Mortgage awards $30,000 in scholarships

Updated 7/10/2020 6:24 PM

Compass Mortgage concluded their fourth annual "Grands for Grads Scholarship" program and awarded six students $5,000 to use towards their education.

This year, over 1,000 students from across the country applied for the scholarship, making it the most competitive year yet.


Despite the difficult economic situation brought on by COVID-19, Compass remained committed to giving away the scholarships to these very deserving students.

One of the unique aspects of the scholarship application is the essay question, "How do you embody Compass' core values of integrity, excellence, and infinite worth?"

This specific question is intended to highlight the core values that are foundational to the mission of Compass, and it's important to the Compass team to see how the applicants apply these values to their lives.

The essays this year blew away the selection committee.

From giving back to the community through service projects, to starting a nonprofit, to providing healthcare assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, these students truly live out Compass' core values.

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Compass Mortgage is very proud to be able to support these students' education and is looking forward to seeing how they thrive in the future. Take a look at the highlight video, and join Compass in congratulating the winners of the Grands for Grads 2020 scholarship!

Congratulations to CeCe C, Chloe V, Ellie G, Eric C, Julian P, and Grace S!

To see the video congratulating the winners, go to the

About Compass Mortgage: Founded in 1999 by Dan Graham and Carol Kochan, Compass Mortgage, with its main office is in Warrenville, has been in the mortgage industry for 20 years partnering with clients as they find their home. In an industry geared towards the loan officer, we are part of revolutionizing the business with a customer-centric approach to build life-long relationships with our clients. Our core values of infinite worth, integrity, and excellence are essential to who we are and how we handle our business. As an independent mortgage lender, our company stands unique because we underwrite, prepare the closing package, and provide funding for loans which allows us to offer more competitive rates and ensure a smoother loan experience for our clients.

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