Heartland Credit Union awards $2,000 in 12th annual scholarship

MADISON, WI (June 14, 2017) — Heartland Credit Union (Heartland) recently awarded three scholarships to members planning to further their education.

A $1,000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships were awarded. Applicants were asked to complete an application and submit an essay answering the question, If you were to create a financial literacy class, what would it cover and why would that be important?

After being awarded his $1,000 scholarship Justin, from New Prague, MN said, “Receiving this scholarship means a great deal to me both now and for my future. Not only does it show how my hard work and dedication in high school have earned me recognition, but it means that I will be able to achieve my academic goals in college, which will then set me up for a bright future when I enter the working world as an adult. All of this allows me to be a successful contributing member to our society.”

Since its origination, the Heartland Scholarship Program has awarded 36 scholarships totaling $24,000 to Heartland members. “Over the years we’ve awarded these scholarships to members headed to college for the first time, to adults headed back to start a new career,” said Kathy Harrington, Heartland CEO/President. “We’re proud to help our members achieve their goal of higher education.”

Scholarship winners Justin, from New Prague, MN and Taylor, from Lonsdale, MN.

About Heartland Credit Union

Heartland Credit Union, with $400 million in assets was formed in 1936 and serves 21,500 members. Dane County Credit Union, with $217 million in assets was formed in 1935 and serves 15,000 members. To learn more, visit or


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Dane County Credit Union

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Heartland Credit Union

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