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

FREMONT, MI (May 12, 2023) — Gerber Federal Credit Union awarded a total of $2,750 as a result of its Annual Essay Scholarship program.  Entrants were asked to explain “Why is it important to be aware of fraud scams and what would you recommend others do to protect themselves?” 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.

Aubrey Holmes from Fremont High School is the First Place winner. She was awarded $1,750 and publication of her essay at  MaKenzie Brown from Fremont High School is the Second Place winner and was awarded $750.  Bethany Geeting from Fremont High School 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 in Newaygo County.  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 to learn why Newaygo County trusts Gerber FCU as their financial partner.

Bethany Geeting (left), Heather Wiersema, Gerber FCU Marketing Officer (right)


Aubrey Holmes (left), Heather Wiersema, Gerber FCU Marketing Officer (right)


Aubrey Holmes (left), Heather Wiersema, Gerber FCU Marketing Officer (right)

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 for more information.


Heather Wiersema
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