Gerber Federal Credit Union awards $2,750 in annual scholarships
FREMONT, MI (March 15, 2022) — 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 financial goals do you think are attainable for today’s youth and how would you advise them to reach those goals?” 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.
Jessie Petry from Fremont, MI is the First Place winner. She was awarded $1,750 and publication of her essay at www.gerberfcu.com. Hanna Beecham from Fremont, MI is the Second Place winner and was awarded $750. Zoe Buckley from Fremont, 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 and one branch located in Newaygo. Stop in or visit www.GerberFCU.com to learn why Newaygo County trusts Gerber FCU as their financial partner.
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, MI and one in Newaygo, MI. Visit www.GerberFCU.com for more information.