Hopewell Federal awards scholarship to Granville HS student

$1000 was awarded to Katie Gold

HEATH/NEWARK/JOHNSTOWN, OH (June 28, 2018) — Hopewell Federal Credit Union announced the winner of its annual $1000 scholarship.  This distinguished honor was awarded to Katie Gold.  Gold, a recent graduate from Granville High School, will depart in the fall to attend Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

Gold excels both academically and personally and has created a strong presence in the community.  Below are just a few of her accolades.

  • She is active – Participating in Girls Scouts, a host of choir organizations, 10 theatre shows, church youth group, tennis team, as well as employment at AMC Theatres, Rue 21 and Justice in Indian Mound Mall.
  • She is a volunteer – Donating her time to Skate for Hope which raised over $15,000 for breast cancer research, Mike DeWine’s Teen Advisory Board and Licking County Aging Program.
  • She is intelligent – Serving as a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the Granville High School Democrat Club, Youth in Government and served as a mentor during her junior year to members of the freshmen class.

Applicants were asked to reflect, with either an essay or 5-minute video, on what Hopewell could do to attract Generation Z and what would be needed to increase the products and services this generation utilized.  Though a strong field of applicants came forward with submissions, Ms. Gold’s video submission was a standout and chosen as the 2018 Hopewell Federal Scholarship winner.

Scholarship Check Presentation

Scholarship Winner and Parents

Scholarship Winner Video Review

About Hopewell Federal Credit Union

Hopewell Federal Credit Union, a community leader serving Licking, Franklin, and Delaware counties, is a well-established credit union and not-for-profit financial cooperative that is owned by its members. They provide a full range of financial services including savings and checking accounts, loan products, and business accounts.  HFCU operates with the mission of helping its members get ahead financially and serves anyone who lives, works or worships in Licking, Franklin, and Delaware Counties.


Audra Johns
AVP Marketing and Business Development
(P) 740.522.8311 – 800.860.8311 / Ext.  2523

Hopewell Federal Credit Union

HEATH: 501 Hopewell Drive
(F) 740.522.1577

NEWARK:  1690 N. 21st Street
(F) 740.366.7141

JOHNSTOWN:  635 W. Coshocton Street
(F) 740.809.1056

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