The CU Foundation MD|DC announced the selection of 13 scholarship award winners through its Credit Union College Scholarship Program. In addition to the 12 annual essay scholarships, this year a special Ron Shockley Essay Scholarship has been added. The additional scholarship award is sponsored by First Financial FCU in honor of Mr. Shockley’s retirement from First Financial FCU, and in recognition of his dedication and service to the credit union and to The CU Foundation MD|DC.
The 66 volunteer judges working with the MD|DC Credit Union Scholarship Program have selected this year’s winners from among the 146 essay-based entries, 117 photo-based entries, and 19 video-based entries.
Each of this year’s winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship award presented by their credit union.
“More than two-thirds of people in America are not financially healthy. How would you define financial health? Describe how your credit union has helped you understand how to manage your money.”
2023 Winning Video Depicting – “To be financially literate, or financially healthy, is to know how to manage your money. Show one lesson you’ve learned from your credit union about managing your money.”
2023 Photo Winner Depicting the Photo Topic and Credit Union Core Value, “Cooperation”