Financial Plus Credit Union awards five $1,000 scholarships to exceptional students

FLINT, MI (May 25, 2023) — Financial Plus Credit Union is proud to award their 8th annual “You are the Future” Scholarships to Ava Bryant, Jarrod Albosta, Jason Pringle II, Melodie Marsh, and Olivia Lafuente. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to use during their 2023-2024 academic school year. This scholarship can be applied towards tuition, fees, books, and room and board.

Financial Plus Credit Union received over 160 scholarship applications, a record-breaking amount of entries. “We’re delighted to see so many talented and driven individuals pursuing their academic goals. This response is a testament to the importance of investing in the future and supporting the next generation of leaders. Financial Plus is proud to grant scholarships to these exceptional individuals who demonstrate academic commitment and positively impact their community,” said Ciara Kolasinski, Financial Wellness Coach at Financial Plus Credit Union.

Ava, a strong leader and mental health advocate from Goodrich, plans to study psychology at Grand Valley State University. A Mancelona native with a passion for service, Jarrod currently attends Northwestern Michigan College with plans to transfer to Ferris State University and pursue a doctorate in pharmacy. Jason hails from Saginaw and is dedicated to making a difference in his hometown. He will attend Delta College in the fall with the dream of becoming a family nurse practitioner.

Flint native Melodie has shined academically as president of the National Honor Society. She is currently dual-enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint and will be attending Hampton University to study public health. From Flushing, Olivia is passionate about supporting classmates through her school’s Peer 2 Peer program and will pursue education at Mott Community College to become a Special Education Teacher.

Scholarship judges at Financial Plus reviewed all eligible entries and awarded the recipient based on attaining all requirements. For questions about the “You are the Future” Scholarship, please contact Ciara Kolasinski, Financial Wellness Coach at Financial Plus at (810) 244-2961 or at

Pictured from left to right: Melodie Marsh, Ava Bryant, Jarrod Albosta, Jason Pringle II, and Olivia Lafuente

About Financial Plus Credit Union

Since 1952, Financial Plus has been putting today’s needs and  tomorrow’s dreams all within reach. Owned by over 81,000 members with more than $1.3 billion in  assets, the credit union provides a full range of modern, easily accessible banking products and services  to all throughout the state of Michigan. For more information, visit or call (800) 748-0451.


Madeline Mason
Public Relations and Social Media Specialist
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