Recently, Horizon Federal Credit Union honored local high school graduates, Alex Worden and Adam Wasser, with $500 scholarships based on their superior academic performance and essay or video submissions.
Worden plans to attend St. Joseph's University in the fall and Wasser plans to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Both are 2014 graduates of Central Mountain High School in Mill Hall.
Horizon Federal Credit Union has offered financial support to Lycoming and Clinton County graduates for eight years.
Shown, above left from left, are Alex Worden accepting her scholarship award from LeAnna Harter, branch manager of Horizon FCU. Shown, above right from left, are LeAnna Harter, branch manager of Horizon FCU awarding scholarship to Adam Wasser.
"Credit unions serve the financial well-being of their communities in every way possible," said LeAnna Harter, Lock Haven branch manager of Horizon FCU. "Horizon Federal Credit Union is no exception and is doing just that by helping local students alleviate some of the burdensome debt that so many of today's graduates face."
"Today, having an education is so important to being successful in life," said Traci Donahue, CEO at Horizon Federal Credit Union. "This applies to being financially literate, too. Teaching people about money and helping them better manage it is at the heart of what we do as a credit union. Annually awarding college scholarships to deserving young men and women who are the future leaders of our communities is an extension of our core mission and one of the wisest investments we can make."
Horizon FCU also offers college-bound members a private loan option to help bridge the gap between federal aid and college costs with Credit Union Student Choice loans.
Horizon FCU has branch offices at 1007 E. Third St. and 217 W. Bald Eagle St., Lock Haven. Their field of membership is community-based. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Lycoming or Clinton counties is eligible to open an account.