Dearborn Federal Credit Union, Mich., has awarded five college freshmen the 2002 Founder’s Scholarship. Scholarship winners were selected for their academic excellence and outstanding community service. The scholarship award is renewable up to four years based on the student’s grades. This year’s recipients include Audrie Lin, $1,500; Matt Harsha-Strong, $1,500; Anne Lieberman, $1,000; Jennifer Raupp, $1,000; and Angel Bolhouse, $1,000. California Center Credit Union, Rancho Cucamonga, has awarded its annual $500 Future Leaders Scholarship Award to Diana Jacobson – a 2002 high school graduate. Jacobson was chosen based on a combination of her transcripts from high school and her application essay. This year, entrants were required to compose a 500-word-or-less essay explaining what makes credit unions unique financial institutions. American 1 Federal Credit Union, Jackson, Mich., has presented eight deserving high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships. Recipients were selected based on essay responses. Point Mugu Federal Credit Union, Ventura, Calif., has awarded $13,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. Thirteen students each received a check for $1,000. The Youth Achievement Award scholarships, presented by Point Mugu FCU were supported by eight local businesses. The businesses that contributed to the scholarship included: Radio station B95.1 FM, , Discovery Dining, Parker Brown, Inc., First American Title, Paradise Chevrolet, Harbor Chrysler/Daewoo, and William L. Morris Chevrolet and Barber Ford. South Jersey Federal Credit Union, Deptford has awarded college scholarships to 10 South Jersey high school graduates. The awards, totaling $2,500 and based on academic achievement, commitment to service and outstanding leadership, were presented during a formal ceremony inside the credit union’s headquarters. Scholarships were awarded to Laura Sartain; Kimberly Reynolds; Arthur Brett McDonald; Rebecca J. Ellis; Sara C. Draper; Shana L. Fannon; James Conroy; Justin David Miloszewski; Daniel N. Lombardi and Kristin Kurek. Great Lakes Credit Union, Mich., has awarded four $1,000 educational scholarships. Recipients included Lisa Ambler of Granger, Indiana; Thomas LaShonte of Great Lakes, Illinois; Paul Richau of Libertyville, Illinois; and Naomi Zander of Crystal Lake Illinois. GLCU employees raised funds for the scholarships through raffles and car washes.

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