Summit Credit Union awards 80th birthday scholarships

Member-owned cooperative celebrates by awarding student scholarships

MADISON, WI (October 13, 2015) — Summit Credit Union recently celebrated its 80thth birthday. In order to commemorate it, Summit awarded two students scholarship, to be applied toward college.

Heidi Knoche was selected as the first-place winner and received a $1,500 scholarship. “Receiving a scholarship from anyone is great,” said Heidi. “It’s especially meaningful coming from an organization I morally support.” Heidi graduated from Middleton High School and is now studying International Business & Marketing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Aliyah Quereshi was the second-place winner and received a $1,000 scholarship. “I am so excited to receive the Credit Union Movement Scholarship,” said Aliyah. “It has made such a difference for me in my academic career and will enable me to meet my future goals.” Aliyah attended Brookfield Academy in Milwaukee and is pursuing a degree in International Relations from Georgetown University.

“Summit is passionate about empowering members to improve their financial well-being, realize their dreams and ultimately better their daily lives,” said CEO & President Kim Sponem. “We value education and we are dedicated to giving back to the communities we all live in.”

About Summit Credit Union (WI)

Established in 1935, Summit Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative. Summit holds $6.6 billion in assets and has more than 250,000 members and 948 employees across 56 locations throughout south-central and southeastern Wisconsin. Since 2002, Kim Sponem has been CEO & President of Summit Credit Union, formerly known as CUNA Credit Union/Great Wisconsin Credit Union. Recognized for its excellence in employee engagement, in 2021, 2022 and 2023 Summit was named both a Top Workplace in the USA by Top Workplaces USA and a Top Workplace in the Madison area by the Wisconsin State Journal. In 2023 it has added a Top Workplace award in Milwaukee by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. For more information, visit or call 608-243-5000 or 800-236-5560. For additional media information, visit or follow Summit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Jason Waller
(608) 243-5000, ext. 6862

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