PLYMOUTH, Mich., 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. This year's 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; Scott Kardel, Trinity Christian; Hannah Morello, Ladywood High School; Patrick Renner, 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; Sandra Shoukair, 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." To stay connected with Community Financial and keep up-to-date on the latest financial news and information as well as Community Financial's community involvement, please "like" us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CommunityFinancial or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CFCreditUnion. 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.