Tropical Financial announces five scholarship recipients

MIRAMAR, FL (July 9, 2014) — Tropical Financial Credit Union, one of the largest not-for-profit  credit unions in South Florida, announced the recipients of its first scholarship program aimed at helping young adults further their education. Tropical Financial awarded five $1,000 scholarships during a recent ceremony at its corporate headquarters in Miramar. The five were selected from approximately 20 people who applied.  The five recipients are:

·         Morgan Harley, from Cooper City, is currently attending the University of Florida and is pursuing a dual Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Master’s degree in International Business.

·         Priscilla Lozano, from Miami, plans on graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. She has high hopes in attending Medical School shortly after.

·         Aiseosa Osaghae, from Miami, plans on obtaining her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami. She also hopes to attend medical school and eventually become a pediatrician.

·         Gabrielle Graham, of Loxahatchee, will attend Duke University this fall as a freshman along with her sister Giselle, another award scholarship recipient. Gabrielle plans on studying Biology and Global Health and then would like to attend medical school.

·         Giselle Graham, of Loxahatchee, will also be entering Duke University as a freshman where she plans to pursue a degree in International Relations.  After she receives her undergraduate degree she plans on attending law school.

“By helping these bright students pay for their education, we are helping them to eventually become financially independent,” said Amy McGraw, vice president of marketing at Tropical Financial. “Helping young adults understand and plan for their financial freedom is something we strongly focus on here at the credit union.”

Each applicant was required to submit a 500-word essay outlining their educational goals, personal objectives and ways Tropical Financial has or could help them reach their financial goals.  All applicants had to have a high school GPA of 2.5 or better and be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational program in the tri-county area.

About Tropical Financial Credit Union

Tropical Financial Credit Union is a non-profit financial institution whose deposits are federally insured. The $540 million institution serves South Florida with nine branches. People who live or work in South Florida’s three counties can join the credit union, which was founded in 1935. For more information on Tropical Financial, visit


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