Truliant Federal Credit Union, Winston-Salem, N.C., has has awarded 10 scholarships to their members through the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation scholarship program. The Fred J. Sarda Scholarship was set up to honor Mr. Sarda, who is a founding member of the credit union. The recipients of the $1,000 Sarda Scholarship for 2004 are Elizabeth Rogers, Constance Owen, Kimberly Clark, Brandon Smith and Tyson Grinstead. Additionally, the Telephone Pioneers Club Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 was awarded to Kristen Burke, Katherine Crenshaw, and Trent Cox. Jessica Stephens received a $1,000 scholarship from the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation General Fund and Matthias Juchter received a $500 scholarship from the General Fund. Mon-Oc Federal Credit Union, Toms River, N.J., has awarded scholarships to four graduating high school seniors. Crytal Moran; Michael Anderson, Colleen Walsh, and Victoria Kent have each been awarded $1,000 scholarships. Recipients were selected based on their response to the essay question, “What would be your action plan to educate your community to safeguard the environment?” Municipal Credit Union, Manhattan, N.Y., has awarded a total of 35 grants, including two $5,000 memorial grants that honor former MCU board members. Nicole Lynn Guanlao is the winner of this year’s Charles Faulding Scholarship and Kate Loughran was awarded the Julian Garfield Scholarship. The remaining recipients received $1,000 grants. Community Choice Credit Union, Livonia, Mich., has awarded six educational scholarships. This year’s recipients include Amy Corbin, Ryan Dinkgrave, April Lark, Meghan Lee, Dawn Taylor, and Vanessa Vann. Scholarship winners were selected based on academic achievement, community involvement and essay responses. El Paso Employees Federal Credit Union, Texas, has awarded some $20,000 in scholarships to 10 graduating high school seniors and eight undergraduate students. Receiving $4,000 four-year scholarships each are: Laura Ashley Miller and Anthony Torres. Receiving $1,000 scholarships are: Johnna R. Crow, Vincent Castillo, Martha Ortega, America Aguilera, Reyes Mauricio, LaraRocio Avila; Crystal M. Robles, and Christopher Marquez. Undergraduate students receiving $1,000 each include: Jennifer Martinez, Kristen Y. Medina, Claudia V. Morales, Norma Alarcon, Myra Hernandez, Lorena Rios, Gilbert Caldera III and Alfredo I. Torres. See<> LOUIE <> CHEA <> WOLFE Eagle Community Credit Union, Lake Forest, Calif., has awarded $1,000 academic scholarships to five college-bound students. This year’s recipients include Angela Shih, Erica Becky Louie, Eugene Ho, Jonathan Wolfe and Tiffany Chea. Students were selected based on academic achievement, community involvement and a written biography describing their high school background, career goals and reasons for applying for the scholarship. PSECU, Harrisburg, Pa., has distributed $109,500 in scholarship funds in 2004. Now in its eighth year, PSECU’s traditional scholarship program awards $1,000 a year for up to four years, to six high school seniors. Selection is based on high school grade transcripts, SAT scores, written essay school/community/work and other activities. This year’s recipients include Eric Himmelsbach, Lauren Hassen,Marisol Palacios, Mary Binker, Oze Henig and Roy Sherwood. PSECU distributes the remaining funds to a local community college, eight universities within the State System of Higher Education and four Pennsylvania high schools. In addition, PSECU has awarded two Millersville University students the PSECU Outstanding Student Leader Award. Jill Honea and Michael DeBowes each received a plaque and $750 in cash. Tucson Federal Credit Union, Ariz., has awarded scholarships to three graduating seniors. Pamela Pierce, Jennifer Leehey, and Josephine Corderl were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship towards the college they will be attending this fall. Recipients were selected based on their essay on the Most Inspirational Teacher.

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