Marine Credit Union supports local students through annual scholarship program

LA CROSSE, WI (June 17, 2021) — Each year Marine Credit Union (MCU) advances lives of people by awarding 10 scholarships to high school seniors and current college students. Scholarship recipients include incoming and current post-secondary students enrolled at various colleges, universities and technical college. The 2021 MCU scholarship recipients include:

Member Scholarships – $1000; Given to an MCU member or family member

  1. Katherine Dahlke – Onalaska, WI; University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  2. Michaela Haensgen – Germantown, WI; Milwaukee School of Engineering
  3. Hannah Jens – New Holstein, WI; University of Wisconsin – Madison
  4. Mason Kind – Waupun, WI; UWO – Fond du Lac
  5. Nina Kudimova – La Crosse, WI; Luther College
  6. Anna Laire – Cumming, IA; Drake University
  7. Brittani Meis – Platteville, WI; Colorado State University
  8. Sarah Weber – Racine, WI; Ripon College

Employee Scholarship – $1000; Given to a current MCU employee or family member

  1. Carlie Hubbard – La Crosse, WI; University of Wisconsin – Madison

Ranger Scholarship – $1000; Given to a current La Crosse Logan High School attendee and member of the in-school branch of Ranger (Marine) Credit Union

  1. Dayne Hoff – Onalaska, WI; University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

MCU has been supporting the communities we serve for  more than 20 years. Over $710,000 in scholarships have reached students in the MCU footprint. Applications are reviewed by an independent committee comprised of non-staff members representing a variety of MCU’s districts.

“I work closely with the independent review committee members who read student members’ applications,” said scholarship program coordinator Robert Richardson. “Every year, the reviewers comment on the depth in the pool of highly qualified applicants.”

The MCU Foundation, the charitable arm of MCU, also partners with the La Crosse Tribune newspaper to sponsor an additional $1,000 scholarship through the Tribune’s Extra Effort A+ Achiever scholarship program, bringing the organization’s spring scholarship award total to $11,000. The 2021 recipient of this scholarship is Bethany Pope from Whitehall High School. Pope will attend Western Technical College in the fall.

Applications for the 2022 scholarship program will open in November 2021.

About Marine Credit Union

Marine Credit Union is a full-service, member-owned financial cooperative serving more than 78,000 members across Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois. Headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Marine employs more than 400 people, operates 20 locations and holds over $1 billion in assets. Guided by its mission, “to advance the lives of people from a place of financial need to a life of ownership and giving back in our communities,” Marine looks at its members’ individual finances less as a number and more as a journey. The Marine Credit Union Foundation has donated more than $1.3 million to over 950 charitable causes since 2014. Marine earned Great Place to Work™ Certification in 2022 and Juntos Avanzamos designation in 2017 for its commitment to the Hispanic community. For more information, go to


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