UW Credit Union to award Community Values Scholarships

MADISON, WI (January 28, 2014) — UW Credit Union is now accepting applications for its Community Values scholarship program. Seven $2,000 scholarships will be given to high school seniors this May.

“We’re looking for students who not only are strong scholars, but who are also focused on making their communities better places to live,” said Jaimes Johnson, Director of Community & Campus Relations at UW Credit Union. “Our recipients share our same commitment to bettering people’s lives.”

As part of the application process, students must submit an essay about their community service work and how it is meaningful to both themselves and their communities.

“It’s important for students to use their time and talent to give back,” said Johnson. “Our communities become stronger through the work of youth that not only see a problem, but who are ready to pitch in to make a difference.”
To learn more about UW Credit Union’s Community Values Scholarship program, including complete eligibility requirements, visit

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UW Credit Union is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to University of Wisconsin communities. UW Credit Union’s 445 employees serve the financial needs of more than 188,000 members through world-class technology systems, and through a convenient network of 22 branch locations and over 100 ATMs. With assets totaling more than $1.7 billion, UW Credit Union is ranked nationally among the leading credit unions. Founded more than 80 years ago by members of the University of Wisconsin community, UW Credit Union continues to operate as a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative with locations in the Madison, Milwaukee, Stevens Point, Green Bay, Oshkosh and Whitewater areas. Visit UW Credit Union at to learn more.

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