Freedom Awards $6,000 in merit scholarships to local students

WARMINSTER, PA (August 1, 2014)  Freedom Credit Union recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to three graduating high school students, to use in furthering their educations. To qualify, applicants had to be Members of Freedom Credit Union, and had to submit a copy of their most recent academic transcripts as well as an original, 500-word essay on a pre-selected topic. Scholarship winners will be featured in the October edition of Freedom’s newsletter, Financial Focus.

This year’s winners are:

–       Sarah Portis of Abington, PA who will attend Villanova University, majoring in Nursing.

–       Blake Champagne of Lansdale, PA who will attend Albright College as a Biotechnology major.

–       Jenna Acheson of Warrington, PA who will attend University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a major in Sports Management, and a double minor in Spanish and American Sign Language.

As a financial institution originally founded to serve teachers and employees of the School District of Philadelphia, Freedom is committed to the value of education, and to helping make post-secondary schooling possible for Members of the Credit Union. Additionally, Freedom provides financial services to students at several Philadelphia-area educational institutions, including Community College of Philadelphia, Gratz College, and Thomas Jefferson University.

President/CEO John F. King presents the 2014 Freedom Scholarship funds to winners (from left) Jenna Acheson, Blake Champagne, and Sarah Portis.

 About Freedom Credit Union
Freedom Credit Union, chartered in 1934, is a community-based, full-service financial institution that offers a banking alternative to consumers. Anyone who lives, works, worships, performs volunteer service, or attends school in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia Counties is eligible to use its services. Freedom Credit Union has over $620 million in assets and more than 62,000 Members, operating branch offices in Abington, Lansdale, Philadelphia and Warminster, Pennsylvania.

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