Gerber Federal Credit Union awards essay scholarship winners
FREMONT, MI (June 20, 2016) — Gerber Federal Credit Union awarded a total of $2,750 as a result of its Annual Essay Scholarship program. Entrants were asked to explain “How has technology impacted personal finance for your generation?” in 300-500 words. Entries were accepted from Gerber Federal Credit Union members currently attending their senior year of high school and planning to attend an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university, or an apprentice program.
Bailey Fetterley from Newaygo High School is the First Place winner. She was awarded $1,750 and publication of her essay in the Gerber FCU quarterly member newsletter. Collin Howell from Fremont High School is the Second Place winner and was awarded $750. Mariah Villarreal from Newaygo High School is the Third Place Winner and was awarded $250.
“Financial literacy is a key determinant of success in today’s society. Gerber FCU is committed to providing excellent resources and opportunities to learn for all of its members, no matter where they might be on their life’s journey,” said John Buckley, President/CEO of Gerber Federal Credit Union.
Essays were submitted by email and mail. Our panel of judges included three educators from various school districts and a volunteer from the Gerber FCU Board of Directors. Judges evaluated the essays on Topical Relevance and Quality of Writing after all identifying information was removed.
For more details regarding Gerber Federal Credit Union’s Annual Essay Scholarship, visit www.gerberfcu.com/scholarships and watch the quarterly member newsletter Dollars & Sense for 2017 entry requirements.
About Gerber Federal Credit Union
Gerber Federal Credit Union provides financial services to more than 13,200 members with nearly $136 million in assets. Gerber FCU has two offices located in Fremont, MI and one in Newaygo, MI. Visit www.gerberfcu.com/youbelong and connect with us on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.
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