Belvoir Federal Credit Union, Woodbridge, Va., announced the winners of its 2008 scholarship competition. The winners were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship: Benjamin White, Alison Firich and Molly Andresakes. White will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall, Firich will also be attending Virginia Tech and Andresakes will be attending James Madison University. Lisa Nguyen, a double major in biology and psychology and a freshman at University of Virginia, received the continuing student scholarship.

Georgia Federal Credit Union, Duluth, Ga., announced the recipient of the first annual Archbishop Emeritus John Francis Donoghue scholarship competition. The scholarship is given in honor of archbishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Most Reverend Archbishop John F. Donoghue. A $2,500 scholarship is awarded in his name to one outstanding Catholic high school senior residing in the 69 counties that make up the Archdiocese of Atlanta. The recipient is selected based on individual essay, academic achievement and community involvement. This years recipient was Monica Hogan, who attends Blessed Trinity High School. Hogan has been accepted to Duke University and will major in biomedical engineering.

USA One Credit Union, Matteson, Ill., made a $500 donation to the Dollars for Scholars program. The program raises funds in the immediate community to help graduates from local high schools pursue higher education. USA One joined with several other local businesses to contribute funds and pledge their long-term support. Employees also volunteered to encourage participation by more local businesses and to serve as review panelists to streamline the distribution of funds. The scholarship was given to Sherry Gunn, who graduated from Rich Central High School and will be attending Eastern Illinois University in the fall. Last year, Dollars for Scholars awarded $29 million nationwide to high school graduates planning to attend college or trade or technical school.

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