American 1 awards scholarships to graduating seniors

JACKSON, MI (May 16, 2019) — American 1 Credit Union has awarded 10 graduating high school seniors from southern Michigan with $1,000 scholarships for their commitment to altruism and community service.  American 1 offered the awards through their annual Community Involvement Scholarship Program.

Each student applicant submitted an essay on the benefits of altruism and how their involvement has impacted the community. The scholarships are funded through American 1’s Skip-a-Pay program, where credit union members can choose to skip one month’s loan payment for $25. A portion of the $25 fees are then used to fund the scholarship program.

The 2019 American 1 Community Involvement Scholarship winners are:

  • Jamie Gorman – Chelsea, Chelsea High School
  • Natalie Anderson – Jackson, Homeschooled
  • Aubree Dickens – Brooklyn, Columbia Central High School
  • Emily Goodin – Petersburg, Summerfield High School
  • Anna Sun – Canton, Detroit Country Day School
  • Madelyn Atwood – Jackson, Northwest High School
  • Ajay Bharathan – Canton, Salem High School
  • Chance Cauthon – Clarklake, Hanover-Horton High School
  • Alexander Dunbar – Jonesville, Jonesville High School
  • Hailey Peguro – Battle Creek, Harper Creek High School

About American 1 Credit Union

American 1 Credit Union was established in Jackson, Michigan, in 1950 and expanded into Lenawee, Wayne, Monroe, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, and Calhoun County. The credit union now serves over 65,000 members, including over 250 employees, with 17 open branches and a 24/7 full-service Contact Center. American 1, recipient of the Forbes Best-in-State Credit Union Award for 2023, is proud to serve the members of its communities by creating financial wellness through personal everyday banking.


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