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American 1 Credit Union recently awarded several need-based scholarships of $1,000 each to graduating high school seniors from southern Michigan.
The awards are part of American 1’s annual Community Involvement Scholarship Program. The scholarship application focused on why the student needed the scholarship and how receiving an education would support them in changing their life – while also positively impacting their community.
Each student applicant submitted an essay explaining their financial need for the scholarship, discussing how education will improve their personal lives and communities. American 1 funds scholarships through their Skip-a-Pay program, where credit union members can choose to skip one month’s loan payment for a $25 fee, and a portion of this fee funds the scholarship program.
“This has been another amazing year of applications!” said Janelle Merritt, Community Partnerships Manager for American 1. “We are so proud to acknowledge and award these 16 very deserving seniors as they prepare to take the next steps in their future pursuits.”
The 2022 American 1 Scholarship winners are:
Established in 1950, American 1 Credit Union today serves over 61,000 members with 16 branch locations across Jackson, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Calhoun, Lenawee, and Wayne counties. American 1 is proud to serve the members of its communities by creating financial wellness through personal everyday banking.