Community Federal Announces 2003 Scholarship Winners

Number of Award Recipients Increases

Plymouth, MI (May 27, 2003) Community Federal Credit Union recently announced the winners of its annual scholarship program. The Community Federal Credit Union Scholarship Fund, an affiliate of the credit union, awarded ten $1,000 scholarships this year—twice as many as in previous years.

The 2003 winners were selected from a total of 39 applications from eligible students who are Community Federal members and who will use the funds to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution.

"Recognizing that tuitions costs are increasing and the availability of funds for education is decreasing, our Fund Board decided to increase the number of scholarships to help members and their families," said Roger Ballard, board chair of the Community Federal Scholarship Fund.

For 15 years, the credit union’s annual scholarship program has awarded a total of $50,000 to college bound members who have demonstrated a commitment to their education and community. Community Federal has two scholarship funds—one in honor of Margaret Dunning, a longtime credit union volunteer, and another to honor the memory of George Lawton, the credit union’s general manager of 29 years.

Winners of this year’s scholarships from Plymouth-Canton Community Schools include Canton High School senior Rahul Mehta and Salem High School seniors Sameer Dohadwala, Nicole Genrich, Brandon Hill, Brendan Kownacki, and Brandon Mancini. Lisa Ther of Agape Christian Academy in Canton was also awarded a scholarship. Receiving scholarships at Gaylord High School, which is also located in the credit union’s member service area, were William O’Neill, Jane Pudvan and Jennifer Walsh.

Headquartered in Plymouth, Mich., membership in Community Federal is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the Michigan cities, townships or counties of Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Novi, Alpena, Otsego and Montmorency. With more than 34,000 members, Community Federal provides financial services to members at seven branch locations and through a variety of automated and online services. For more information, visit the credit union web site at or call (734) 453-1200 or (877) 937-2328, toll free.

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Media Contacts:

Sarah Cousineau

Community Federal Credit Union

734-453-1200, ext. 468


Margaret Knes

Margaux & Associates, LLC






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