Great Basin Federal Credit Union scholarship program celebrates 15th anniversary
RENO, NV (January 18, 2019) — based Great Basin Federal Credit Union (GBFCU) celebrates its 15th year of offering scholarships to credit union members continuing their education.
The $5,000 in scholarship funds is offered annually and can be used towards any post-secondary program, including community colleges and trade schools. Scholarship applicants must be credit union members who have shown a passion for their subject of study and a history of community service and leadership. They may be seniors in high school entering college or undergraduate and graduate school students.
“We encourage applicants to show us what they’re passionate about and what service they do in the community. Those values have always been important to us as a credit union, and they make a positive impact on the entire community” said Great Basin Federal Credit Union’s Chief Experience Officer Elisabeth Hadler.
The scholarship has enabled students to build careers without accruing significant amounts of student debt. Previous scholarship winner,Leah Chirico, notes: “Earning this scholarship in 2012 made a big difference to help me stay out of debt while studying to become a nurse. I love that my credit union gives back to the community in this way, and I plan to pay it forward in giving back to my community, too.”
Great Basin FCU also empowers students through activities with its Youth Focus Committee. The committee helps educates high school students on finances including credit, accounts, and loans.
About Great Basin Federal Credit Union
Great Basin Federal Credit Union was formed January 11, 1951 as a 50-member credit union for Reno-Bell Phone Company employees. In the almost 70 years since, Great Basin has evolved into a community-chartered credit union serving over 18,000 people in the Reno area. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Washoe County.