GenFed Financial, Fairlawn/Akron awards local scholarships

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Fairlawn, Ohio, 6/30/16 – GenFed Financial awarded a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from Copley High School this spring.  Additionally, GenFed Financial awarded two Carroll Prather Young $1,000 scholarships.  These $1,000 scholarships were established in 1998 and honor credit union founders and pioneers William Prather, Homer Carroll, and Jack Young.  The winners were selected based upon the originality, attention to detail, and organization of the applicants’ essays.

The 2016 Copley High School recipient was Jhada Walker.  Jhada plans to attend Bethane-Cookman University majoring in mass communications.  The award was presented by Rosemary Jessep, GenFed Member Service Representative.  Rosemary said, “I’m so excited we can help Jayda and look forward to great things from her in the future.”

One of the Carroll Prather Young 2016 recipients was Rachel Melissa Husk of Canton, Ohio.  Melissa currently attends Bowling Green State University.  Kassidy Arthur, GenFed Office Manager presented the scholarship to Ms. Husk and said, “It was great meeting her!  I’m excited for her to begin this new phase in her life.”  The second recipient was Marissa McKinney of S. Amherst, Ohio.

This spring GenFed awarded $8,000 total in higher education scholarship funds to students throughout the communities served by GenFed.

Attachments: (1) Copley High School Scholarship winner Jhada Walker, (2) Carroll Prather Young scholarship winner Rachel Melissa Husk.

About GenFed Financial:  GenFed’s Fairlawn and Akron (Ellet) branches serve over 4,800 member/owner/account holders and have $60,100,610 in assets.  New members receive their first $25 deposit from GenFed.

GenFed Financial Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution that is owned by the account holders (also called members) and it exists for their benefit.  Credit unions don’t have stockholders and are able to return any profits to the members in the form of better rates, lower fees and increased services.  GenFed’s mission is to consistently “wow” every member/owner with superior service. GenFed has had the members’ best interests at heart for nearly 80 years.

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