WEST JORDAN, UT--(Marketwired - June 17, 2016) - Mountain America Credit Union congratulates its 2016 scholarship winners. The students being honored have demonstrated their commitment to academic excellence and pursuing future educational opportunities. In addition, their dedication to serving their communities through participation in innovative programs that help others is truly inspiring and supports the credit union philosophy of People Helping People.
"We have a long-held tradition of offering scholarships to our members because we know education is a key factor in maintaining healthy communities and economic growth. The academic abilities, community service and personal goal setting demonstrated by our scholarship applicants continues to impress us year after year. It is our honor to provide this financial assistance to students as they continue to advance in their educational goals," notes Sharon Cook, SVP marketing/public relations at Mountain America.
Three students were awarded the Paul R. Ball Scholarship, named after a Mountain America senior vice president who died in a tragic accident. Mountain America members -- Kara Nelson, Joseph Lunt and Summer Van Moorlehem were each awarded $2,000 to further their academic pursuits. Another three students -- Amanda Bento, Kimberly Howell and Dario Jokic each received $1,000 through the Mountain America/Utah Public Employees Association (UPEA) Scholarship.
Both scholarship programs are held annually and information is posted on the Mountain America website at www.macu.com/scholarships every first of February.
About Mountain America Credit Union
With roots dating back to the 1930s, Mountain America Credit Union has become one of the foremost financial institutions in the country and the second largest credit union in Utah, with more than $5.2 billion in assets and serving over 575,000 members. The credit union offers a variety of financial products and services for consumers and businesses, including savings accounts, auto loans, checking accounts, mortgage loans, business checking, student loans, SBA loans and retirement options. With a vision to help its members achieve their financial dreams, Mountain America delivers unparalleled service, quality, convenience, and education to its members and the community.