DCUC awards $14,000 in scholarships

WASHINGTON, DC (February 25, 2022) — DCUC announced the recipients of the 2022 GEM Scholarship during its Defense Matters Broadcast: Steve Deere, R-G FCU; Aaron Force, Service CU; Danny Lanman, Fort Sill FCU; and Alexandra Romjue, Global CU.  Each of the recipients will receive a $3,500 scholarship to help them further their credit union education and professional development.

This year’s scholarship saw the most applicants in recent years. Each of the applications were highly competitive and compelling, making it a very difficult decision for the selection committee.

Anthony Hernandez, DCUC president/CEO said, “I am always impressed by the caliber of applications that we receive for this scholarship, and I wish each of our applicants and winners all the best as they continue their credit union education and prepare to be our future industry leaders.”

The George E. Myers Scholarship was established in 1996 in honor of COL George E. Myers, USA (Ret.). Since then, DCUC has awarded 65 scholarships totaling over $190,000. These scholarships have provided members with opportunities to pursue educational opportunities at little or no cost to their credit union.

About Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC)

The Defense Credit Union Council is the trusted resource for credit unions on all military and veteran matters. By maintaining a close and constant liaison with the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, and NCUA, the Council champions the interests of credit unions serving our military and veteran communities by coordinating policy, procedures, and legislation impacting morale and welfare, financial readiness, and the delivery of quality financial products and services. Organized in 1963, the Council’s membership is comprised of more than 180 credit unions with over 37 million members. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact DCUC at


Haleigh Laverty



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