Genisys rewards student for financial education video

ROSEVILLE, MN (November 6, 2014) — Genisys Credit Union is committed to rewarding those who make a difference in their communities. Recently, Genisys Credit Union awarded University of St. Thomas student, Austin Otto, with a thousand dollar Students Making a Difference Scholarship.

Students who are friends with the Genisys Credit Union Facebook page were asked to submit a video on what financial savings meant to them and why it is important for the future. Friends of the Genisys Credit Union Facebook page were asked to vote for the student who they felt deserved the Making a Difference Scholarship. After two rounds of voting, Otto was selected as the winner.

“Financial education is a very important topic for our youth to understand,” said Jackie Buchanan President/CEO, “All of the submissions for this scholarship were very impressive.”
Otto is currently pursuing an engineering degree at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He has developed his interest in manufacturing and materials engineering. Otto continues to explore the options available with 3D printing and the effects it has on the future of manufacturing.

About Genisys Credit Union:
Genisys Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution that has been committed to helping its members financially since 1936. Based out of Auburn Hills, MI, Genisys is one of the largest credit unions in Michigan, with over 147,000 members and 24 branch locations. Anyone who lives or works anywhere in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan can open an account at Genisys Credit Union. They are proud to be making a difference in their communities, and truly believe that Genisys is “where you come first”. Connect with Genisys on Facebook and Twitter by following “GenisysCU”. For convenient access to your account, download the Genisys iPhone App in the iTunes Store and Android App in the Google Play Store. For more information or a calendar of events, visit Genisys online at

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