American 1 Credit Union awards $10,000 in scholarships

JACKSON, MI (June 5, 2018) — American 1 Credit Union has awarded 10 high school graduates 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 who applied submitted an essay on the benefits of altruism and how the student has impacted his or her community through their involvement. 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. The $25 fees are then used to fund the scholarship program.

The 2018 American 1 Community Involvment Scholarship winners are:
• Katherine Powell of Brooklyn
• Sydney Davis-Green of Jackson
• Karlie Champion of Battle Creek
• Grant Glen of Grass Lake
• Ryan Jones of Sterling Heights
• Leah Pifer of Chelsea
• Hailey Cunningham of Jackson
• Taylor Thrush of Pleasant Lake
• Karsen McCord of Jackson
• Grant Weston of Deerfield

About American 1 Credit Union

Established in 1950, American 1 Credit Union serves over 63,000 members, including over 250 employees, with 16 branch locations across Jackson, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Wayne counties. American 1, recipient of the Best-in-State Credit Union Award by Forbes for 2023, is proud to serve the members of its communities by creating financial wellness through personal everyday banking.


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