Heritage Federal Credit Union Awards University of Evansville Student-Athlete Scholarships

Newburgh, IN — Heritage Federal Credit Union has awarded scholarships to two student-athletes at the recent Heritage Federal Credit Union Student-Athlete Academic Honors Breakfast on the University of Evansville campus.

Cross country runner Kelby Jenkins and men’s soccer player Nick Schroeder were awarded the scholarships, which are for $1,012 each. The award is entitled the “Heritage Federal Academic Community Award”.

“At the credit union, we look for top performers and, in keeping with this philosophy, we looked for the same attributes in selecting the scholarship recipients. We had a lot of great candidates to choose from for this award,” Heritage Federal CEO Ruth Jenkins said. “Through this award, we are pleased to support those students who exhibit academic achievement, community service and campus leadership. We congratulate both student-athletes on becoming the first recipients of the annual award.”

Kelby Jenkins has gotten off to a blazing start for UE in 2012. The junior won her first two events this season, including victories at the UE Mid-America Opener before reeling off another win in the EIU Panther Open. Jenkins has worked towards a perfect 4.0 GPA in accounting.

Schroeder played in 14 matches as a freshman last year while making four starts. He tallied two points on a goal, which was scored against Big Ten foe Indiana University. He was a key part of the Aces defense that recorded three shutouts on the season. Thus far in 2012, he has played in all seven games and has notched a goal on four shots. He has accumulated a 3.97 GPA in Exercise Science.

This marks the first time the award has been given out. The student-athletes will be honored on a plaque at the UE campus.

About Heritage Federal Credit Union
Heritage Federal Credit Union offers financial products and services to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Vanderburgh or Warrick County, or has an immediate family member who does.

Heritage Federal Credit Union is a community-chartered federal credit union with over $430 million in assets and serves more than 43,200 members, and operates seven branches in Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties in Southwestern Indiana. More information regarding Heritage Federal Credit Union can be located at

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