Great Lakes Credit Union to award eight students with $2,500 scholarships

BANNOCKBURN, IL (May 31, 2022) — WHO:                    Great Lakes Credit Union staff and executive team; students ages 17-30 from several counties across the Chicagoland area including Kenosha, Wisconsin and other community partners.

WHAT:                  As part of its robust community giveback efforts, GLCU will award eight students across the Chicagoland and southern Wisconsin area with $2,500 scholarships to help pay for educational expenses at an accredited technical school, trade school, or a four-year college or university. Scholarship winners, ranging from high school to adult undergraduate education levels, will be announced and honored at a brunch reception held at GLCU’s headquarters.

WHEN:                 10:30 a.m. – noon. Thursday, June 2, 2022

WHERE:              Great Lakes Credit Union’s Corporate Headquarters 2110 Waukegan Rd. Bannockburn, IL 60015

WHY:                    Great Lakes Credit Union has been recognized on a national level across the credit union industry for its teams’ volunteerism, grants, scholarships, free HUD-certified housing and financial counseling, and other community programs; most recently being honored with the Community Involvement Gem award in April 2022 and earning CUES’ first-ever 2021 DEI Catalyst for Change Award. GLCU is pleased to add the scholarship program to one of its many active community giveback initiatives.

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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