LGFCU awards $143,000 in scholarships

July 29, 2014

Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) congratulates 120 recipients of its LGFCU Scholarship Award, and 16 recipients of its School of Government (SOG) Scholarship Award, both designed to exclusively assist local government members and employees in their academic and career pursuits.

In its 16th consecutive year, the LGFCU Scholarship Award recognizes the academic excellence of students who maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, as well as being high achievers in extracurricular activities; financial need is also a consideration. This year’s 120 recipients will each have $1,000 sent directly to their school of choice in August to use toward tuition, textbooks, a laptop or other educational expenses. Graduating high school seniors and post-secondary students must be LGFCU members to qualify. The next application period will begin November 2014, with winners announced in May 2015.

To help members strengthen their skills and enhance job performance, LGFCU awarded scholarships to 16 members through the SOG Scholarship. Since 2002, awards from this scholarship program (ranging from $275 to $2,000) are applied to classes and seminars offered by the SOG at UNC-Chapel Hill, the largest university-based local government training, advisory and research organization in the United States. These scholarships are awarded three times a year, with the next application deadline of August 1, 2014.

“Scholarships are a great way for credit unions to make a positive investment in their membership,” says LGFCU President Maurice Smith. “We certainly want to encourage and assist our members with their educational and career aspirations; in addition to helping them as individuals, this will ultimately benefit the communities in which they live and work.”

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