Eagle Community Credit Union, Lake Forest, Calif., announced the winners of its 2009 scholarships. Chelsea Coates was the winner of the $5,000 scholarship and Tommy Finley, Eric Wong, Blake Alan McGinness, Richard Nelson and Victoria Yee each received a $1,000 scholarship.
SAFE Credit Union, North Highlands, Calif., provided a total of $10,000 in scholarships to 10 local college-bound teens. Each recipient was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. More than 115 students applied for the scholarship, and recipients were chosen based on grade point averages, volunteerism, community service and letters of recommendation. Each student also submitted an essay on how their education will benefit their communities. SAFE's scholarship program started in 2002 and has grown to include an additional $10,000 in support for the Sacrament County Academic Decathlon participants.
Texans Credit Union, Dallas, recognized artists from local schools whose artwork was included in the annual Dallas is Diversity calendar with a $500 scholarship. Each of the 13 students were presented with the scholarship check by Kevin Stewart, executive vice president. In addition, the student's art teachers were awarded with $200 to purchase art supplies in their classes.
Atlanta Postal Credit Union, Atlanta, announced the winners of its annual 2009 youth member development scholarship. The winners were Jessica Mooney, McKay Matthews and Paige Reece. Each student was awarded $1,000.
Liberty Bay Credit Union, Braintree, Mass., announced that it awarded $15,000 in scholarships. The credit union awarded $1,500 scholarships to 10 students. The scholarship recipients were drawn by lottery and were made to members enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate college, university or vocational school. This year was Liberty Bay's 14th year with the scholarship program. So far, the credit union has awarded $235,000 in scholarships.
Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union, Memphis, Tenn., announced the recipients of its future educators scholarship award. The credit union awarded four students with a $2,500 first-time annual renewable scholarship and also renewed scholarships for 12 additional students. Each recipient was recognized for their academic achievements and civic volunteer efforts and have a desire to teach. MATCU has awarded $403,750 in scholarships since the program was started in 2000. The credit union awards four new scholarships annually and winners must reapply for the scholarship each year up to four years.
Service 1 Federal Credit Union, Muskegon, Mich., announced the recipients of its second annual Calvin J. Paterson memorial scholarship. Asa Carr and Madison Wildman each received a $1,000 scholarship. Carr is currently majoring in nursing at Baker College and Wildman is attending the University of South Alabama.
Justice Federal Credit Union, Chantilly, Va., announced the winners of its second annual "Building Futures Across the Nation" scholarship competition. Each of the five winners were awarded a $2,000 scholarship. The winners were Sarah Arvaneh, Sarah Galban, Tri Keah Henry, Dana Munson and Alta Marlynn Ray. Applicants were chosen based on academic performance, community involvement, personal goals and financial need. Since the program started in 2008 the credit union has awarded $30,000 in scholarships.
Bronco Federal Credit Union, Hampton Roads, Va., announced that it awarded six high school seniors with scholarships. The credit union awarded one $10,000 scholarship, three $5,000 scholarships and two $2,500 scholarships. Skylar Norman White was the winner of the $10,000 John Alan Glasgow memorial scholarship. Alex Dakos, James Rabil Kannan and Amy Esser were each awarded a $5,000 Bronco Scholarship. Laura Beale and Benjamin Devore each received a $2,500 scholarship.
Community Resource Federal Credit Union, Latham, N.Y., awarded its $1,000 "MoneyRules! for Teens" college scholarship to Elizabeth Vilorio-Diaz. Viloria-Diaz is attending the State University of New York at Albany to major in business administration. Viloria-Diaz has been a MoneyRules! For Teens member for two years. The MoneyRules! program is designed for teens to allow them access to financial products under their parents guidance so they're capable of handling their own finances when they leave home for work or school. The scholarship is a one-time scholarship given to a program member and senior with the greatest financial need.