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TRUE Community Credit Union Announces 2024 Scholarship Recipients

JACKSON, MI, June 4, 2024 – TRUE Community Credit Union announces the recipients of 10 scholarships as part of National Financial Literacy Month.

TRUE Community Credit Union awarded ten students with a $1,000 scholarship each. This year students graduating high school in the 2024 graduating class and students over the age of 23 that have a high school diploma or their GED and are now seeking a degree or returning to complete their degree had the opportunity to apply.


“We were in awe of the number of essays we received this year,” said TRUECCU Chief Community Impact Officer Sarah Ermatinger. “Awarding these scholarships each year is a direct reflection of our commitment to cultivating legacy-defining moments for the people and places we serve and an investment in the future leaders who will drive positive change and innovation.”


Applicants submitted an essay on that asked: “How does Financial Education prepare you for your future, and what educational resources have you used from TRUE Community Credit Union?”


“At TRUE Community Credit Union, we have the opportunity to inspire the pursuit of a life well-lived by empowering the youth and members of the communities we serve with the financial knowledge they need to navigate life events, such as attending college,” said TRUECCU Financial Education Manager Kelly Hatler. “We are pleased to present each of our 10 scholarship recipients with a $1,000 award as they write their life story by pursuing the next steps in their educational journey. Congratulations to all!”


The recipients of the 2024 Scholarships are:

  • Elisha Correll, Jackson High School
  • Savannah Cushman, Columbia Central High School
  • Maxwell Elder, Western High School
  • Lily Ellison, Columbia Central High School
  • Katherine Gerring, Homeschool
  • Kelli Higgins, Jackson High School
  • Noah Moore, Columbia Central High School
  • Peyton Morrow, Western High School
  • Reese Nagy, Lenawee Christian School
  • Christian Nykamp, Napoleon High School


TRUE Community Credit Union is dedicated to maintaining 30+ years of serving over 30 schools to promote the Partnership in Education program. TRUE Community embraces the chance to work with youth around the state.