Great Lakes Credit Union awards $6,000 in education scholarships

BANNOCKBURN, IL (July 13, 2016) — The Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) Scholarship Committee has selected and awarded individual $1,000 scholarships to six students. The scholarship program is available to any qualifying member, no matter their age or education level. The funds can be used to help pay tuition, accommodations, books, etc. at colleges of the winners’ choice.

“For the past 15 years, GLCU has raised money annually, in large part through employee fundraising efforts, to award scholarships to members continuing their education,” says Yvonne Bailey, SVP/COO. “It is always a difficult selection process because of all the quality applications we receive.”

Candidates were asked to write an essay on how they feel financial institutions can best serve their age group. Vikki Kaiser President/CEO said, “It was encouraging to discover these students want and need electronic services that GLCU currently offers such as mobile banking, eZDeposit, eNotifications, Bill Pay, student loans and a helpful online College Resource Center. We wish our scholarship winners the best of success with their college endeavors!”

GLCU is pleased to announce its 2016 Education Scholarship winners:

  • Allison Andrews,University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA
  • Amanda Zurek, Montana State University at Bozeman, MT
  • Lindsey Grolmes, Arizona State College in Tempe, AZ
  • Kelsey Wahlgren,University of Illinois at Champaign, IL
  • Joseph Jarrell, Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, WI
  • Megan Ramirez, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN

About Great Lakes Credit Union

Founded in 1938 and headquartered in Northern Illinois, GLCU is committed to financial empowerment for you. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative with over $1 billion in assets, GLCU is proud to serve more than 80,000 members in the Chicagoland and surrounding areas. Learn more about GLCU’s accounts, educational initiatives and community development programs at


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