Mountain America Credit Union Awards Scholarships to Three Students

WEST JORDAN, UT (August 14, 2013) — Mountain America recently awarded three, $2000 scholarships to local students who are members of the credit union.

Each year Mountain America awards three Paul R. Ball Scholarships, a scholarship established in remembrance of the credit union’s vice president of human resources, who was committed to promoting excellence in education for the nation’s youth and who died tragically in 1992 in an automobile accident.

More than 100 students applied this year for the scholarships, which are awarded based on a student’s academic performance, community volunteer service and a written essay about his or her educational and career aspirations.

This year’s recipients are three honors students: Erin Cavender, who is at Westminster College, studying international business with an emphasis in marketing projects for humanitarian aid organizations; Erika Koltenuk, a student in the University of Utah’s College of Nursing, who is participating in the accelerated nursing program; and LeaRose Lee, who is pursuing a bachelors degree in elementary education at the University of Utah and hopes to teach first or second grade.

“It was very rewarding to have so many high-caliber students apply this year, and it is an honor to recognize our amazing scholarship finalists,” said Sharon Cook, senior vice president of marketing and public relations for Mountain America. “We are confident that success will be theirs in the days ahead because they have already demonstrated how much they truly value education. Plus, they have a desire to use the knowledge and abilities they are developing in helping others and benefiting our community.”

Mountain America Credit Union has more than $3.5 billion in assets and serves more than 420,000 members wherever they are through online and mobile banking, Mountain America branches in five states, and more than 30,000 ATMs and 5,000 shared-branching locations nationwide. With Utah credit union roots dating back to the 1930s, Mountain America has become a tradition for many members, offering a variety of financial products and services for consumers and businesses, including savings accounts, auto loans, checking accounts, mortgage loans, business checking, SBA loans and retirement options. Visit for more information.

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