United Heritage Community Scholarships awarded

$10,000 in scholarships awarded to Austin-area students Eliza Cain and Zachary Ray

AUSTIN, TX (May 27, 2016) — The United Heritage Community Scholarship Committee presented two $5,000 scholarships to Eliza Cain and Zachary Ray at the 2016 Member Appreciation events. The two Austin- area high school seniors were selected based on their outstanding community service, extracurricular activities, academic performance and demonstrated commitment to the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People.”

The Scholarship Committee considered a great number of applications before selecting Ms. Cain and Mr. Ray as the 2016 United Heritage Community Scholarship recipients. “Both recipients are great examples of what the Scholarship Committee and the Charity Foundation are looking for when making their selections. We are very excited to see where their journeys take them,” United Heritage Charity Foundation Chairman May Lofgreen said.

The Charity Foundation awarded Mr. Ray his $5,000 scholarship on April 16, 2016. He plans to attend Texas A&M University. Ms. Cain was awarded her $5,000 scholarship on May 7, 2016. She plans to attend Brown University.

The mission of the United Heritage Community Scholarship Committee is to help grow and support service- oriented young people with a strong focus on higher education. More than $90,000 in scholarships has been awarded and 23 scholarship recipients honored over the 16-year scholarship history.

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The 2016 United Heritage Community Scholarship winners, Zachary Ray (left) and Eliza Cain (right), receive their $5,000 checks from the Scholarship Committee.

About United Heritage Credit Union

United Heritage Credit Union is a full-service financial institution whose vision is “To be your primary financial institution.” United Heritage has over $1 billion in assets, more than 76,000 members and 11 branch locations. Through innovative technology, exemplary service standards and competitive products, United Heritage is a strong force in the credit union industry. United Heritage Credit Union was established in 1957 and 65 years later serves communities within the Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Milam, Travis, Williamson, Cherokee, Gregg, Henderson, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt or Wood counties as well as those that live in the rest of Texas through TXCC membership. For more information about United Heritage, visit Federally Insured by NCUA.

About United Heritage Charity Foundation

Founded in 2003, the United Heritage Charity Foundation was developed as a 501(c)(3) to improve the lives of others and, since its inception, has distributed over $1.3 million. The Charity Foundation’s goals are to support participation in events that make communities a better place to live, work and attend school; education initiatives and medical research; at-risk women, children and their families; the elderly; and military and veteran programs.


Scott Sykes

NCR Corporation

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