Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation honors scholarship recipients at annual lunch

Students recognized for leadership skills, dedication to schools and communities

HERNDON, VA (July 1, 2016)Northwest Federal Credit Union’s charitable arm, the NWFCU Foundation, recently awarded $80K in scholarships to 16 students as part of the Foundation’s annual Scholarship Program. On June 22, 2016 the Foundation held a lunch at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club, honoring the recipients’ achievements.

“The lunch is our opportunity to commend the students for their commitment to excellence and to thank our donors and corporate sponsors, whose contributions allow the NWFCU Foundation Scholarship program to thrive,” said Executive Director of the Foundation, Alexzandra Shade. “It’s truly rewarding to celebrate with everyone who’s devoted to the Foundation’s mission to strengthen the community through scholarship.”
The Foundation has awarded $957K to 232 recipients in the past 12 years and continues to grow the scholarship program through donations and fundraising, such as the upcoming Drive for the Driven golf tournament. Pictured here are recipients in attendance at the lunch.
The full list of recipients includes students from Virginia, Maryland, Florida and Tennessee:
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Left to right: Cullen, Brooke, Liam, Nicholas, Henry, Sean, Alea

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 to learn more about the program and how you can support the Foundation’s mission.

About Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation

The NWFCU Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, was established in 2004 to promote and manage Northwest Federal Credit Union’s philanthropic activities. The mission of the NWFCU Foundation is to empower youth to achieve their goals by helping them learn, excel and celebrate life and by supporting their health, well-being and education. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent permissible by law for those who itemize deductions. For more information, visit

About Northwest Federal Credit Union

Northwest Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia and in the top 50 credit unions in the nation. Established in 1947 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., Northwest Federal is dedicated to providing financial services and education to its members and the community. The Credit Union currently serves more than 200,000 members and has assets in excess of $3.0 billion. For more information, visit


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