United Federal Credit Union awards five $1000 scholarships to graduating high school students

ST. JOSEPH, MI (June 19, 2018) — To recognize outstanding academic excellence and community support in five of the communities in which it resides, United Federal Credit Union offered five graduating high school students a $1,000 scholarship to support continued education either in college or vocational school.

Applications were taken earlier this year and the awards were recently presented to each student at an appropriate year-end school event or directly by UFCU. The students who won in each region are:

  • Arkansas – Hannah Swilling from Greenwood High School in Fort Smith
  • Indiana – Elizabeth Edwards from Penn High School in Granger
  • Michigan – Katie Schmidt from St. Joseph High School in St. Joseph
  • Nevada – Aspen Larson from Spanish Springs High School in Sparks
  • Ohio – Cynthia Schneider from Elgin High School in Marion

“Every dollar counts for families sending a child off to college,” explains UFCU President/CEO Terry O’Rourke. “The students chosen for one of our scholarships worked hard not only for good grades, but also to improve their communities. That kind of character should be rewarded, and I hope our scholarships make all their hard work that much more meaningful.”

About United Federal Credit Union

United Federal Credit Union has served its Members since 1949 by helping them to build a sound financial future. United consists of more than 186,000 Member/owners worldwide and manages assets in excess of $3.8 billion. Its corporate office and main branch are in St. Joseph, Mich., with additional branches in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal opportunity lender. Equal housing lender. For more information visit


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