Ohio Credit Union League awards scholarships

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Neighbors | Submitted .Credit Union executives from the Mahoning Valley Chapter of the Ohio Credit Union League awarded three area high school students with $3,250 in scholarships. As part of the application, students were asked to share ideas on initiatives, programs and products credit unions can implement to foster the people helping people philosophy. Pictured, from left, are Tia Jones, Tyler Balog, Breanna McCrystal and Brian McCue, President of the Mahoning Valley Chapter and CFO Associated School Employees Credit Union.

Credit Union executives from the Mahoning Valley Chapter of the Ohio Credit Union League awarded three area high school students with $3,250 in scholarships.

As part of the application, students were asked to share ideas on initiatives, programs and products credit unions can implement to foster the people helping people philosophy.

Breanna McCrystal of Newton Falls High School was awarded the first place prize of $1,500 for her essay titled, “If I ran my credit union.” McCrystal’s essay was also awarded $3,000 from the Ohio Credit Union Foundation for post-secondary education; she plans to attend Kent State University Trumbull campus. Second place prize of $1,000 was awarded to Tyler Balog of Austintown Fitch High School; he plans to attend Youngstown State University. Third place prize of $750 was awarded to Tia Jones of Labrae High School; she plans to attend Kent State University Trumbull campus.

“We wish to congratulate all of our scholarship award recipients as well as all of our applicants and wish them the best in their studies this fall,” said Brian McCue, President of the Mahoning Valley Chapter and CFO Associated School Employees Credit Union.

The Mahoning Valley Chapter of the Ohio Credit Union League is comprised of 20 area credit unions. For more information, log onto www.ohiocreditunions.org.

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