June 11, 2018

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.

“Choosing winners for our Dinero Teens Scholarships is one of the more challenging tasks we have each year,” said Deborah Griesbach, Chief Marketing Officer of Advancial. “All of the applicants are so passionate and creative, it’s tough to pick just five. We know each member has a bright future ahead and we’re proud to be a part of their journey.”

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, poem, PowerPoint presentation, 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 tuition, books or living expenses. Each winner also received a pre-college care package with school supplies to help them prepare for a successful college experience.

The 2018 scholarship recipients include Elizabeth Seek from Katy, Texas, Grace Buckle from Missouri City, Texas, Heather Burnison from Frisco, Texas, Madison Chandler from Broussard, Louisiana, and Sophia Kidd from Katy, Texas.

The Dinero Teens program prepares Advancial’s young members for adulthood by teaching them financial responsibility with a number of available tools and resources, including a quarterly newsletter. Dinero Teens members also have access to a range of financial products and services including savings accounts, low minimum starter certificates, checking accounts and credit cards, providing students with a safe way to learn the fundamentals of financial wellness.

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 $1.5 billion. For more information, please visit the Advancial website at  www.advancial.org.