June 16, 2017 – Fort Knox Federal Credit Union awarded college scholarships to four outstanding 2017 high school graduates. Receiving the one-time $1,000 awards are: Seth Paul Newby, LaRue County High School; Brooke Lee Mahanna, North Hardin High; Ramsey Deaton, Elizabethtown High School; and, Rebecca Jeffries, Lincoln County High School in Stanford, KY.
Each year, Fort Knox Federal provides $1,000 in financial assistance to a select number of deserving college-bound high school students who are members or are the sons or daughters of members of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union. The scholarships are designated the Howard Roush Memorial Scholarships, in honor of a former Fort Knox Federal president.
To qualify for consideration, applicants must be a high school senior or graduate; a member in good standing with Fort Knox Federal; confirmed to attend a college or vocational/technical institute within one year of graduation; and, have a demonstrated records of academic achievements, community service and extracurricular activities.
Applicants are evaluated on their overall high school grade point average and financial need based on overall family income, lack of other financial assistance and other siblings in college. Sharing financial need information is strictly on a voluntary basis and applicants not providing this information are not penalized during consideration.
“The Roush Scholarships directly supports Fort Knox Federal’s mission of improving the financial quality of our members’ lives. We are pleased to help these deserving students continue their education,” said Ray Springsteen, Fort Knox Federal President and CEO.
This year’s scholarship recipients will pursue their college studies at, Western Kentucky University, Eastern Kentucky University and Campbellsville University.
Fort Knox Federal is the largest Kentucky-based credit union in the state with approximately $1.4 billion in assets. The Credit Union serves 95,000 members, primarily in a
10-county service area in central Kentucky; however, Fort Knox Federal has members around the world.
Fort Knox Federal offers a full range of financial products and services, including free worldwide ATM access, free online BillPay with qualifying relationship, reduced auto and home equity line of credit loan rates. The Credit Union also offers fee free checking and is one of the largest providers of checking accounts as well as home mortgages in Hardin County.