KALAMAZOO, MI (WTVB) - Consumers Credit Union is pleased to announce the winners of our annual Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Program. The credit union has been helping student members achieve their dreams of attending college for over 20 years. More than 90 scholarships have been awarded since the program’s inception. The Dollars for a Scholars program is funded by staff on “Casual for a Cause” Fridays, as well as from coin machine revenue. This year, Consumers awarded 20 graduating high school seniors scholarships of $1,000 along with an iPad. Each applicant is evaluated with equal emphasis on academic achievement, community service, essay content, and letters of recommendation. Says Andrea Goodin, Chair of the Dollars for Scholars Committee, “Scholarship winners are not only exemplary students; they are excellent citizens in our community.” On Tuesday, June 3, this year’s Dollars for Scholars winners were honored in a reception held at the credit union’s Stadium Drive corporate office in Kalamazoo. Those from Branch County awarded scholarships were: Dalton Hard of Quincy High School who will be attending Michigan State University and Jessica Donihue of Union City High School who will be attending Spring Arbor University.
Consumers Credit Union is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan. With over 59,000 members and more than $550 million in assets, Consumers serves individuals and businesses through 16 offices and more than 200 ATM locations in Coldwater, Kalamazoo, Portage, Mattawan, Lawton, South Haven, Holland, and Grand Rapids. For details, visit www.consumerscu.org.