Reliant awards $11,000 in scholarships

SODUS, NY (May 18, 2020) — This year, eleven area students received scholarships through Reliant’s 2020 Donald K. Rhine Scholarship program. The recipients will be recognized through social media over the coming month. The scholarship program is open to any Reliant member who will attend or plans to attend an accredited two- or four-year college full-time in the coming school year. Created in honor of the founder of Reliant Community Credit Union, the scholarship is awarded to students who exemplify the credit union’s “people helping people” philosophy.

This year’s recipients of Reliant’s Donald K. Rhine scholarship are listed below, along with their hometowns.

  • Robert Abel – Stanley
  • Gavin Buehler – Williamson
  • Meredith Conklin – Bloomfield
  • Zoe Creason – Sodus
  • Constance Glover – Penn Yan
  • Connor McVey – Williamson
  • Jonathan Parker – Victor
  • Emi Perdan – Canandaigua
  • Nathan Stack – Rochester
  • Amy Tichacek – Walworth
  • Sophie Zacharek – Kirkville

Reliant congratulates its scholarship recipients and commends them for their continuous efforts to serve the community. Reliant has offered the Donald K. Rhine scholarship since 1998, and has awarded more than $203,000 to members to date, including $11,000 in 2020.

About Reliant Credit Union

Reliant Credit Union, which began locally in 1970, is a $650 million credit union serving more than 45,000 members. Eligibility is available to all who live, work, worship, attend school, or volunteer in Monroe, Ontario, and Wayne counties. Reliant currently has branches in Brockport, Canandaigua, Farmington, Geneva, Henrietta, Irondequoit, Macedon, Newark, Sodus, and Webster. A full-service financial institution, Reliant offers a complete range of financial products and services, including mortgages. For information regarding membership or employment, contact the credit union at 800-724-9282 or visit


Emily Britton
Public Relations Specialist
800-724-9282 Ext. 3397
Fax: 315-483-9716

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