Freedom Member Wins Scholarship
Freedom member Rachel Amrhein’s essay on Credit Unions has earned her a $1,000 scholarship from the Maryland/DC Credit Union Foundation. Ms. Amrhein, who lives in Bel Air, is a a graduate of the John Carroll School and a junior at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Each year the Maryland/DC Credit Union Foundation awards twelve, $1,000-scholarships to eligible Credit Union members throughout Maryland and D.C. This year thirteen Freedom members entered an essay, video or photo in the competition.
2017’s essay topic was: “As a credit union member, explain why someone should choose a credit union as their primary financial institution over alternative service providers, such as for-profit banks.”
Highlights of this year’s competition —
- College-bound credit union members submitted a total of 328 essays
- Another 58 photo entries were received
- Twelve video applications were entered
- Entries were scored by 104 volunteer judges
- Judges recorded over 6,300 scores
- Members from 57 MD & DC-based credit unions applied