APG Federal Credit Union Awards Local Teacher With $1,000 Educator Rewards Scholarship

For Immediate Release
Contact: Janice Carey

(Aberdeen, November 2, 2011) —APG Federal Credit Union (APGFCU) is proud to announce the local winner of its 2011 Educator Rewards Continuing Education Scholarship competition.  In October, Jennifer W. Steczak of Landenberg, Pa., was randomly selected in a drawing and presented with a $1,000 APGFCU Visa® gift card.

Ms. Steczak is a school counselor at Gilpin Manor Elementary School in Elkton, Md., and plans to use the scholarship money to fund her continuing education in language arts.  APGFCU’s annual Educator Rewards Continuing Education Scholarship, part of its comprehensive Educator Rewards program, is designed to help offset costs for local educators who want to continue their education. 

Launched in 2010, the Educator Rewards program was designed to help teachers in Harford County and Cecil County save money and reduce classroom supply expenses with a low-rate Classroom Supply Visa credit card.  This credit card was recognized in 2010 for its low interest rates by the online credit card research site NerdWallet.   Additional benefits include a summer savings account, an auto loan rate discount, an auto loan payment deferral, free out-of-network ATM transactions, and automatic enrollment in the annual Continuing Education Scholarship.

The Educator Rewards program is an extension of APGFCU’s ongoing support of financial education.  Since 1995, APGFCU has partnered with schools in Harford County and Cecil County to provide free financial literacy programs and wealth-building resources to youth and adults. In 2010, more than 300 sessions brought face-to-face instruction to 7,399 young people.

APGFCU’s 2012 Educator Rewards Continuing Education Scholarship competition is underway.  Educators in Harford and Cecil counties who enroll in APGFCU’s free Educators Rewards program will be automatically entered in the Continuing Education Scholarship competition.

APG Federal Credit Union is committed to building strong families for a stronger community with ten branches in Harford County and Cecil County.  Membership is free and open to everyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers, or attends school in Harford County or Cecil County. 

For more information about APG Federal Credit Union’s free Educator Rewards program, visit, call 410-272-4000, and press four, or come in to any APGFCU branch. 


APG Federal Credit Union, with over 92,000 members and assets of $862 million (9/30/11), has a community charter to provide financial services to everyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers or attends school in Harford and Cecil counties. Ten branches are located in Aberdeen, Aberdeen Proving Ground (on Post), Amyclae, Bel Air, Edgewood, Elkton, Forest Hill, Havre de Grace, Laurel Bush, and North East. APGFCU is a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative. Credit Union services are available 24/7.  For information, call 410-272-4000 or visit today.

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