Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union, Clinton Township, Mich., is providing 30 school districts the funding to offer 2008 high school seniors the opportunity to earn one of 30 Educational Solutions Scholarship awards. Students chosen by the school district will each receive a one-time scholarship valued at $1,000 towards college tuition, books or related expenses. One graduating high school senior will be selected by district representatives of the 30 school districts in Macomb and Oakland counties.
TruMark Financial Credit Union, Trevose, Pa., hosted a Financial Jeopardy Game and awarded $10,000 in scholarships to five high school seniors who competed in the event. Students from Bensalem, Conestoga, Neshaminy, Plymouth Whitemarsh and Truman high schools played for the $5,000 scholarship top prize. Justin Kuprevich, a senior at Neshaminy High School, scored the most points and won the top prize. Kuprevich plans to attend Penn State University's Abington campus in the fall. Other scholarship recipients were: Jeffrey Altomare from Bensalem High School who won 2nd place and a $2,500 scholarship. Michale Witten from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School who won 3rd place and a $1,500 scholarship. Runners-up who won a $500 scholarship were Joseph Gamboa from Truman High School and Daniel Marion from Conestoga High School.
State Employees' Credit Union, Raleigh, N.C., announced that the SECU Foundation has partnered with the North Carolina National Guard Association Educational Foundation to provide a $10,000 scholarship to be awarded for study at one of the UNC System Universities and a $5,000 scholarship to be awarded for study at a community college within the North Carolina Community College System. The recipients will be selected by the NCNGA Educational Foundation and must be a son, daughter, or grandchild of a soldier or airman assigned to a unit in the North Carolina National Guard that has been placed into any military service and has become permanently disabled or deceased during active duty. The SECU Foundation Scholarship program is funded solely by SECU members and in 2008 the commitment will reach over $14 million in its four years of operation.
Truliant Federal Credit Union, Winston-Salem, N.C., awarded a $2,500 scholarship to a Hispanic student at the Ninth Annual Spanish Nite Scholarship Awards Presentation. Spanish Nite scholarship recipients were chosen based upon academic achievement and financial need. The evening consisted of live entertainment by West End Mambo, keynote speaker Honorable Judge Albert Diaz, a raffle and door prizes.
WEOKIE Credit Union, Oklahoma City, announced that its foundation recently awarded 20 high school seniors in the Oklahoma City Metro area a total of $30,000 in scholarships. To enter, 2008 graduating seniors wrote an essay about how credit unions fit into the financial world and how they see themselves using credit union services in their lifetime. A total of 96 essays were received by the foundation. There was one $3,000 winner, three $2,500 winners, seven $1,500 winners and nine $1,000 winners.
Western Division Federal Credit Union, Williamsville, N.Y., has awarded scholarships of $750 to eight local high school seniors for outstanding academic performance. An additional $500 scholarship was awarded to one winner who showed an outstanding contribution to the community. Each applicant was judged on his or her four-year cumulative scholastic performance, community service, leadership roles, and essay. For more than ten years, Western Division has aided students in Western New York with scholarships for higher education needs.
Foothill Federal Credit Union, Arcadia, Calif., has awarded $10,000 in college scholarships to local students. Five students each received a $2,000 scholarship to attended an accredited college in the fall of 2008. The recipients were, Jasmine Corona from San Dimas High School, Joseph Woo from Rowland High School, Dheemanth Manjunath from Arcadia High School, Francesca Medina from St. Lucy's Priory High School and Fidel Chavez from Duarte High School. Each year Foothill awards qualifying Money$mart Club account members with college scholarships.