Credit union awards $2,000 in annual scholarships

WILLIAMSPORT, PA (May 4, 2021) — Horizon Federal Credit Union has announced the recipients of their 2021 John Sharp Scholarship. Named after the credit union’s former CEO, the scholarship awards two area seniors with $1,000 each to help defer the cost of college expenses.

“With the rising cost of college, we are fortunate to be able to play a small part in helping students manage their expenses” said Horizon Chief Branding Officer, Michael Patterson. “These students’ credentials were impressive. I’m sure their parents are proud of their accomplishments, and we wish them well in college and beyond.”

The 2021 scholarship recipients are Michael Fisher and McKenna Fox. McKenna is graduating first in her class of 37 at Sugar Valley Rural Charter School in Loganton, PA. She lettered in five varsity sports, and volunteered with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources to plant 2,500 trees over a four-year period. She has been accepted to Penn State University where she will be majoring in Biology.

Michael is graduating first in his class of 349 at Williamsport High School. Playing violin since the age of four, he plans to continue his education and music career at either Julliard or the New England Conservatory of Music. Michael has toured throughout the world as a member of the National Youth  Orchestra. He strives to live by his motto, “to be the best version of yourself everyday.”

Michael and McKenna were among twelve applicants who submitted their high school transcripts and complete an essay detailing their education and financial goals, along with role Horizon can play in their financial future. This is the sixteenth year Horizon has awarded a scholarship.

McKenna Fox


Michael Fisher

About Horizon Federal Credit Union

Horizon Federal Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative providing financial services to approximately 14,400 members with offices in Lock Haven, Muncy, State College, and Williamsport, Pennsylvania.  Membership is open to those who l live, work, worship or attend school in the eleven Pennsylvania counties of Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga, or Union. To find out more visit us at


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