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Financial Jeopardy
TruMark Financial Credit Union hosted its 12th annual Financial Jeopardy competition at its main Fort Washington, Pa.-based branch. The CU awarded three scholarships to students who excelled in the challenge that covered personal finance.
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Renewable scholarships
Desert Financial Credit Union celebrated 15 years of its community service scholarship by awarding almost $50,000 to high school seniors. The Phoenix, Ariz.-based CU held a dinner to honor the recipients while also informing the seniors that the scholarships were renewable so long that a community service requirement was met.
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It's your money
RTN Federal Credit Union of Waltham, Mass., sponsored Your Money and Your Future, a youth financial education seminar at two community chapters of the Boys & Girls club. Thirty-one kids between the ages of 10 to 17 attended.
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STEM time
San Jose, Calif.-based First Tech Federal Credit Union approved over $1.1 million worth of grants to over 60 nonprofits across California, Oregon and Washington. The recipients assist children in underserved communities and develop youth education with a focus on science, technology, education and mathematics.
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Dose of reality
Over 1,800 Montana students received a dose of reality thanks to 19 Montana credit unions who hosted 13 financial reality fairs over the past three months.
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Joining forces
Lawrence, Mass.-based Merrimack Valley Credit Union joined forces with Bridgewater Credit Union to donate $10,000 and 3,905 pairs of shoes to local shelters.
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Receiving recognition
Mastercard awarded GTE Financial Credit Union the 2019 Community Institutions Doing Well by Doing Good award for the CU's efforts in its community. The Tampa, Fla.-based CU donated over $610,000 and contributed 4,400 volunteer hours to charities within the area.
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Roll of Excellence
Services Center Federal Credit Union of Yankton, S.D., awarded $15,000 to local high school seniors through its Roll of Excellence Scholarship program.
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Honoring heroes
Chalfont, Pa.-based Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union announced their new prisoners of war and missing in action National Chair of Honor.
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Giving grants
The SECU Foundation of Raleigh N.C.-based State Employees' Credit Union pledged $60,000 in support of ReCONNECT NC, a program developed at NC State University. The grant will help cover expenses related to operational and programmatic support.