Great Lakes Credit Union rewards $6,000 to members pursuing higher education

BANNOCKBURN, IL (July 24, 2018) — 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 17 years, GLCU has raised money annually, in large part through employee fundraising, to award scholarships to members continuing their education,” says Yvonne Bailey, Vice President of Marketing. “It is always a difficult selection process because of the quality applications we receive.”

Candidates were asked to write an essay on how they feel financial institutions can best serve their age group. Steven Bugg President/CEO said, “It was promising to learn these students want and need electronic services that GLCU provides such as mobile banking, eZDeposit, eNotifications, Bill Pay 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 2018 Education Scholarship winners:

  • Zachary Everly, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Liliann Gaspar, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
  • David Blair, University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, AZ
  • Sellars Vines Jr., Bradley University, Peoria, IL
  • Julie Magiera, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • ­­­­­­­­Rodger Gruchot, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Tag us: @greatlakescu presents award to six scholarship winners. Congratulations to all six winners! #Scholarships #CollegeStudents #CreditUnions

For more information about becoming a member and applying for a scholarship, GLCU encourages people to visit:

On July 20, 2018 Steven Bugg, President/CEO of Great Lakes Credit Union, presented five education scholarships to (left) Zachary Everly, Sellars Vines Jr., David Blair, Julie Magiera and Liliann Gaspar. Missing from the photo is Rodger Gruchot.

About Great Lakes Credit Union

Founded in 1938 and headquartered in Northern Illinois, Great Lakes Credit Union is banking for a  greater good. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative with over $1.3 billion in assets, GLCU is proud to  serve 80,000 members in Chicagoland and surrounding areas, and to give back to its members and  communities through education, volunteerism, and partnerships. Learn more about GLCU’s accounts,  educational initiatives, and community development programs at


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