Tucson Federal Credit Union, Ariz., has named the three winners of its 13th Annual Scholarship Essay Contest. Graduating seniors Ashley Axup of Cienega High School, Danielle Durnil of Howenstine High School, and Callie Moore of Sabino High School were each awarded a $1,500 scholarship to apply towards college education-related expenses. The essay topic was “Most Inspirational Teacher” and winners were selected from a total of 69 essays submitted by graduating high school seniors. Insight Financial Credit Union, Orlando, Fla., and the Paul H. Higgs family have teamed up to award four $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors this year. Applicants were required to submit an essay focusing on the credit union philosophy and how it sets credit unions apart from other financial institutions. The four winners included Bethany E. Esry of Cypress Creek High School; Preston L. Roberts, Jr. of Deltona High School; Frank Andrew Fogarty, III of Mt. Dora High School; and Jocelyn Joyce Frederick of Umatilla High School. The winners and their families were invited to attend the annual meeting for the presentation of awards. St. Anne’s Credit Union, Fall River, Mass., has awarded 12 $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors. This marks the 14th consecutive year for the credit union’s scholarship program. Kent County Credit Union, Grand Rapids, Mich., has awarded its annual Robert W. Glover Scholarship to Grant High School senior, Erin Suplinskas and the Edward Blakely Scholarship to Grand Rapids City High senior, Adam Porczynski. Each of the recipients walked away with $1,000 scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are actively involved with the community and who excel in education. Western Credit Union, Columbus, Ohio, has awarded three scholarships to local students. A $1,000 scholarship award was presented in memory of long-time Western board member Weldon Eugene Tinapple. This award was presented to Rachael Brown a student of Grove City High School. Two additional $500 scholarships were awarded to Ohio State university student Katie Powell and Worthington Kilbourne HS student Nick Baehr. Recipients were selected based on their knowledge of what a credit union is and the ideas they presented to explain how credit unions should be serving their members and communities in 2010. Millstream Area Credit Union, Findlay, Ohio, has presented the Friend “Al” Himes Memorial Scholarship to four MACU members. Emily Sidle received top honors, earning a $1,500 scholarship. In addition, Danielle Apple, Lane Wittenmyer and Mitch Stahl each received $500 scholarships. The scholarship is presented in honor of the late Al Himes, who served on the MACU Board of Directors for more than 25 years.