May 22, 2017
Advancial Federal Credit Union continued its initiative to support education by awarding $1,000 scholarships to five Dinero Teens members. Dinero Teens is a financial services program designed for Advancial members ages 13 to 18.
“This year’s applicants have a wide range of dreams and goals,” said Deborah Griesbach, Chief Marketing Officer of Advancial. “We were thoroughly impressed by each student’s commitment to both their education and their communities. We foresee bright futures for every scholarship recipient.”
This year, Dinero Teens were asked to choose from one of three topics. They could describe a life experience that changed their perspective, describe why they want to go on to higher education, or reflect on an experience that challenged a belief or idea of theirs. Students could submit their application through a variety of mediums, including essay, PowerPoint, Prezi, illustration or video, among others. Five students were picked from a competitive application pool and each was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to be used for college tuition, books or living expenses.
The 2017 scholarship recipients include Kaylee Garner from Anchorage, Alaska, Tylan Jolivette from Youngsville, Louisiana, Nadia Khoda from Edmond, Oklahoma, Rachel Shi from Plano, Texas and Ryan Siwald from Houston, Texas.
Advancial supports financial education through programs such as Dinero Teens. The Dinero Teens program gives members access to a range of financial products and services including savings accounts, low minimum starter certificates, checking accounts and credit cards.
With a history dating back to 1937, Advancial provides a diversified line of advanced financial solutions to its members. Today, Advancial is a full-service financial institution that serves more than 80,000 members worldwide and has assets of approximately $1.3 billion. For more information, please visit the Advancial website at www.advancial.org.