City & County Credit Union awards two $1,000 college scholarships

ST. PAUL, MN (May 20, 2019) — At City & County Credit Union, the mission – Empowering you to do More – is who we are and what we stand for. From the products we offer to the experience we deliver, our goal is to empower our members to conquer their biggest and smallest financial goals. To empower the pursuit of higher education, City & County Credit Union proudly awarded Holly Abel and Theresa Thomas, City & County members, with a $1,000 scholarship to help cut the cost of college tuition.

With over 200 applicants, Holly and Theresa won the scholarship with their essay’s answering the question – Who or what is inspiring you to continue your education?

“I want to be an example to my daughter that even though you may detour onto a different path; it’s never too late to accomplish something that you want. I have always wanted to finish my post high school education, and when life detoured me and it derailed those goals from being accomplished for a while.” – excerpt from Holly Abel’s Winning Essay

“I had the opportunity to volunteer at a free clinic in San Diego working with young Hispanic mothers and to work in a chemical addiction rehabilitation center for women in Minnesota. Through these experiences I have realized that the reason I am on this rigorous path to becoming a physician is to advocate for access to quality health for the most vulnerable members of our communities.”- excerpt from Theresa Thomas’s Winning Essay

City & County Credit Union’s 2019 scholarship program was made possible with the help of Student Choice – City & County’s CUSO student lending partner – by providing $1,000 in funding.

Holly Abel

Thersea Thomas


About City & County Credit Union

City & County Credit Union is a cooperatively owned, not-for-profit credit union based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with more than 60,000 members and $1.1 Billion in assets. Founded in 1928 to serve the employees of Ramsey County and Saint Paul, - City & County Credit union now serves those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Carver, Hennepin, McLeod, Meeker, Wright, Ramsey, Washington or Dakota county as well as the City of St. Paul employees, Ramsey County employees and General Mills employees, retirees, and their family members nationwide. To learn more, call 651-225-2700 or visit


Lucie Misfeldt
Community Engagement Manager

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