Gerber Federal Credit Union awards $2,750 in annual scholarships

FREMONT, MI (May 18, 2020) — Gerber Federal Credit Union awarded a total of $2,750 as a result of its Annual Essay Scholarship program.  Entrants were asked to explain “What are your plans after high school and how do you plan to pay for them?” in 300-500 words.  Entries were accepted from Gerber Federal Credit Union members currently attending their senior year of high school and planning to attend an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, four-year accredited college or university, or an apprentice program.

Brevin Byrne from Fremont, MI is the First Place winner, he was awarded $1,750 and publication of his essay at  Adonijah Looy from Big Rapids, MI is the Second Place winner and was awarded $750.  Jessica Sanchez from Newaygo, MI is the Third Place Winner and was awarded $250.

Essays were submitted by email and mail.  Our panel of judges included 4 educators from various school districts and a member of management at a local hospital.  Judges evaluated the essays on Topical Relevance and Quality of Writing after all identifying information was removed.

Gerber Federal Credit Union was founded here, and we’re focused on growing here.  We have two branches located in Fremont, MI and one in Newaygo, MI.  Stop in today or visit to discover the benefits of credit union membership!

Brevin Byrne

Adonijah Looy

Jessica Sanchez

About Gerber Federal Credit Union

Gerber Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution headquartered in Fremont, Michigan. Gerber FCU provides financial services to residents and employees of Newaygo County and surrounding townships with two branches located in Fremont, Mich. and one in Newaygo, Mich. Visit for more information.


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