American 1 Credit Union awards $15,000 in scholarships

JACKSON, MI (April 27, 2016) — American 1 Credit Union has awarded 15 high school graduates from southern Michigan with $1,000 scholarships for their commitment to altruism and community service. American 1 offered the awards through the 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. That $25 funds the scholarship program.

The 2016 American 1 Community Involvment Scholarship winners are:

  • Kennedy Koebbe of Brooklyn
  • Kayla Burmis of Jerome
  • Abbie Moccio of Milan
  • Michaela Travis of Addison
  • Ashlee Bartlett of Cement City
  • Savannah Anderson of Jackson
  • Duncan Farrant of Horton
  • Alex Collins of Litchfield
  • Peri Kurtzman of Bellevue
  • Hannah Taylor of Brooklyn
  • Rebecca Maynard of Jackson
  • Rachel Coy of Troy
  • Olivia York of Jackson
  • Gabrielle Truong of Birmingham
  • Emma Dubensky of Cement City

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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