Co-op Services Credit Union donates $7,000 in scholarships


Livonia, MI (August 6, 2001)Co-op Services Credit Union will mail $7,000 in scholarship funds this month to the designated colleges and universities of eight outstanding students from the Detroit metropolitan area.

Co-op Services, a Livonia-based credit union, has donated a total of $49,000 since its scholarship program began in 1995.

Scholarships are awarded in levels from $500 for one year and up to $4,000 for four years. Students who receive renewable scholarships are required to maintain academic standards.

Co-op Services President and CEO Bob Huston says, "Providing scholarships to such outstanding credit union member-scholars is a highlight of each year." Scholarship winners and their families are specially recognized at the credit union’s annual meeting held in the spring.

Recipients of renewable scholarships totaling $4,000 each are Adam Murray of Redford (Detroit Catholic Central ’98), Kristin Naragon of Grosse Ile (Grosse Ile High School ’99), Lauren Mardirdsian of Grosse Pointe Park (Grosse Pointe South High School ‘00), and Arvena Washington of Detroit (Bishop Gallagher High School ’01).

Winners of $1,000 scholarships are Steven Kreis of Redford (Detroit Catholic Central ’01) and Catherine Smith of Livonia (Churchill High School ’01). Receiving $500 scholarships are Anna Maria Arciero of Redford (Redford Union High School ’01) and Nikita Shah of Canton (Plymouth-Canton High School ’01).

Co-op Services Credit Union has more than 50,000 members and total assets of nearly $230 million. The credit union maintains branch offices in Dearborn, Livonia, Walled Lake, Westland and Wyandotte. Members also have access to any of 21 Family Service Center shared branches located throughout Michigan. For more information about Co-op Services, visit the credit union web site at or call 800-321-8570, toll free.

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