Capital Communications Federal Credit Union, Albany, N.Y.,recently announced the winners of its 2006 Weidner “Ed” DavisScholarships. Each fall, the Capital Communications CaresFoundation awards $10,000 in scholarships to members of CapitalCommunications FCU who are pursuing their undergraduate degrees.This year's scholarship program drew a record number of applicants.Winners were Dana Amiraian, Rebecca Connors, Katie Heaton, ShelbyMaier, and Patrick Ryan. Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union,Northfield, N.J., recently announced Alyssa Fischer and Marc van deRijn as the recipients of its $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarship Awards.Based on their academic performance, extracurricular and communityactivities, Fischer and van de Rijn were chosen from a pool ofcredit union members in their senior year of high school. Fischeralso competed against 210 statewide applicants to receive one of 10$1,000 New Jersey Credit Union League Youth Involvement BoardScholarships. Community First Credit Union, Appleton, Wis., haspartnered with Easter Seals Wisconsin as they start a new Pick-UpServices Program. The Credit Union is providing cost-free space toEaster Seals Wisconsin in the Community Partnership Center. EasterSeals Wisconsin collects used items to support its programs forchildren and adults with disabilities throughout the state. EasterSeals Pick-Up Services raises over $175,000 annually to support itsprograms. Putnam Federal Credit Union, Carmel, N.Y., is pleased toannounce its 2006 Scholarship Award winners. The CU annually honorsthree members or their dependents with $2,250 worth of scholarshipsto use toward a college education. The winners are: Kathleen E.Fletcher, 1st prize, $1,000; Daniel T. Tracy, 2nd prize, $750; andKatherine Rooney, 3rd prize, $500. This was PFCU's 7th AnnualScholarship Contest. Michigan First Credit Union, Detroit, recentlyheld a reception in honor of the 56 high school students who itawarded with $750, one-time scholarships. As part of MichiganFirst's commitment to education and community involvement, therecipients represent several school districts within the CU's fieldof membership. Winners were selected based on scholarship,involvement in extracurricular activities that demonstrate aspecial talent, leadership skills and social responsibility. PointLoma Credit Union, San Diego, is pleased to announce that for theninth year in a row, it has awarded $2,500 college scholarships tothree deserving local high school students. This year's $2,500scholarships were presented to Michael Berry, Jasmine Lake andShelby Zimmerman. As PLCU members, these students were awardedscholarships based upon their submitted essays, academic andextracurricular achievements. All three will be eligible to receivean additional $1,000 per year for their sophomore, junior andsenior years–provided each maintains a full course load and a 2.75GPA. A total scholarship award could be as great as $5,500 for eachof the three recipients. FAIRWINDS Credit Union, Orlando, Fla., isproud to award five $1,500 scholarships to graduating high schoolseniors attending an accredited college or university of theirchoice. Recipients are selected based on their academicachievement, community volunteerism and an essay or board gameprepared regarding financial literacy. The recipients of thisyear's scholarship awards are: Caitlin Davis, Katheryn Klukow,Jennifer Rush, Joshua Wu and Andrew Yowler. MidWest FinancialCredit Union, Ann Arbor, Mich., is pleased to announce therecipients of its annual Scholarship Award: Tanuka Datta and MeganPfiester. Both students were presented with $1,500 scholarships bythe CU's interim President/CEO Mike Stevens at a special reception.A four-person committee reviewed the applications and selectedDatta and Pfiester based on their academic achievements, communityand school involvement and financial need. AmeriCU, Utica/Rome,N.Y., exceeded their goal of $5,000 for the Relay for Life with afinal donation tally of $5,146.77, which earned them the Gold Teamaward. Team members raised donations through bake sales, raffles,luminary bag sales, stars and moon pin-up sales, Casual Days and asilent auction. Affinity Federal Credit Union, Basking Ridge, N.J.,raised over $52,000 at its 9th Annual Affinity Golf Invitational atthe Stanton Ridge Country Club. The CU acknowledged specialrecognition for the premier sponsors, Digital Federal Credit Union,Digital Insight, Guttman Development Strategies, KEV Security,PEMCO and XP Systems. Proceeds from the golf invitational aredirected to the Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation, a501(c)(3) charity corporation. The foundation was created a yearago in order to enhance the breadth of the organization's communityservice work. Pacific Oaks Federal Credit Union, Camarillo, Calif.,held a breakfast in honor of the 22 graduating high school seniorsrepresenting 11 different Ventura County high schools who eachreceived $1,000 scholarships. The scholarships were supported bymany local businesses: Ventura Toyota, Gold Coast Broadcasting,Paradise Chevrolet, Parker Brown Inc., Vista Honda, Gold CoastAcura, Magic Auto Center of Oxnard, Local Artist Mona Neuhaus,First American Title, Credit Union Direct Lending, State Nationaland Finegold Insurance. Employees and credit union members alsocontributed to the effort.

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