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May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirteen students were honored as 2013 Community Financial Scholarship award winners recently, continuing the credit union's commitment to supporting youth and education in local communities.
The scholarships were awarded, in collaboration with the Community Foundation of
Plymouth (CFP) and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF), to students who exemplify Community Financial's "People Helping People" philosophy. The
$1,000 scholarships are named in honor of
Margaret Dunning, and the late
George Lawton, both great examples of that philosophy.
George Lawton Memorial Scholarship winners include:
Rachael Barrie, Canton High School;
Brock Baum, Atlanta High School; and
Dana Blankenship, Salem High School. The Margaret Dunning Scholarship winners are:
Andrew Carlone, Northville High School;
Hannah Morello, Ladywood High School;
Novi High School; Christina Riga, Ladywood High School;
Ashley Rose Saunders, Plymouth High School;
Jessica Scarpello, Plymouth High School;
Abby Schlicher, Johannesburg-Lewiston High School;
Michigan State University; and
Mary Kate Winn,
Mercy High School.
"All of these students are outstanding students and citizens and deserve our applause for their accomplishments so far," said
Bill Lawton, Community Financial president and CEO. "We are proud to support their education going forward and are looking forward to see what they accomplish next."
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About Community Financial Credit UnionHeadquartered in
Plymouth, Michigan, membership in Community Financial Credit Union is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in 23
Michigan counties. With more than 50,000 members, Community Financial provides financial services to members at eight branch locations and through a variety of automated and online services. For more complete membership information, visit
www.cfcu.org or call (877) 937-2328.