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Iowa Credit Union Foundation Awards $5,750 to Scholarship Winners — 

The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) recently awarded $5,750 to four high school students and two post-high school students as recipients of its Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship.

This year’s recipients, who are pursuing postsecondary education, are:

  • $1,500 to Kyle Hoffman, a member of Members Community Credit Union and a graduating senior at Muscatine High School, Muscatine, IA    
  • $1,000 to Emily Fishel, a member of Veridian Credit Union and a graduating senior at Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, IA
  • $750 to Alyssa Kremer, a member of Dupaco Community Credit Union and a graduating senior at Marquette Catholic High School, Alton, IL
  • $500 to Christopher Hensley, a member of Meridian Credit Union and a graduating senior at Ottumwa High School, Ottumwa, IA
  • $1,000 to Megan (Carlson) Struck, a member of North Star Community Credit Union who currently attends the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine  
  • $1,000 to Bailey Wildt, a member of MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union who currently attends the University of Iowa

Applicants completed an online entry form and answered an essay question. This year’s question was:

According to the 2014 Assets and Opportunities Scorecard published by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) more than 68% of Iowa students graduate from higher education with student loan debt and of that more than 13% are in default.

How are you financially preparing for the cost of higher education? How does your credit union play a role in your financial well-being? Please answer both questions and share personal examples as able.

The winners were selected out of more than 400 applicants based on originality, clarity and meaningful content, among other criteria.

“The mission of ICUF is to help Iowans build wealth, responsibility and independence,” said Jaimie Miller, Executive Director, ICUF. “We do this through critical programs such as the Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship. This year’s award recipients submitted inspiring essays on the benefits of higher education and the positive impact credit unions play in their financial lives. Congratulations to each of the finalists.”


   
   
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