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Co-op Services Credit Union Announces 2005 Scholarship Winners

Livonia, MI (Mar. 28, 2005) – Celebrating its 50th anniversary of serving members, Co-op Services Credit Union recently announced the six winners of scholarships totaling $11,000.

Since the scholarship program began in 1995, Co-op Services Credit Union has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who are also members.

“Each scholarship is named for a pioneer of Co-op Services Credit Union,” said Michael A. O’Hehir, chairman of the volunteer board of directors. “It’s always an honor to recognize these deserving students and their families at our annual meeting. This year was even more special because of our 50th year celebration.”

Receiving the $4,000 renewable Al Williams and Harlan Richardson Scholarships are Southgate resident Jessica Nickrand of Southgate Anderson High School and Westland resident Aaron Sieloff of Divine Child High School. Winners of the $1,000 Mark Stroebel and Margaret Kremer-Hehman Scholarships are Redford resident Gregory Rost of Detroit Catholic Central and Dearborn Heights resident Ashley Ostrowski of Crestwood High School. Livonia resident Elizabeth Turbiak of Stevenson High School and Belleville resident Eboni Elam of Belleville High School receive the $500 William Allen and James Cullimore Scholarships.

In addition to awarding scholarships for graduating high school seniors to continue their education, Co-op Services Credit Union offers a “Next Generation Savings Club,” for children to age 17, to learn how to save and manage their money before entering adulthood.

Co-op Services Credit Union has approximately 43,000 members, maintaining branch offices in Dearborn, Livonia, Walled Lake, Westland and Downriver. Members also have access to any of 23 Family Service Center shared branches located throughout Michigan. For more information about Co-op Services, where anyone can join, visit the credit union web site at www.cscu.org or call 800.321.8570, toll free.

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Media Contacts:
Russ Kotila
Co-op Services Credit Union
734-466-6106
rkotila@cscu.org

Margaret Blohm
Margaux & Associates, LLC
313-406-3467
mblohm@margauxpr.com

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