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Marine Credit Union Awards 10 Scholarships to Local Students

LA CROSSE, WI (June 19, 2020) — Marine Credit Union (MCU) continued its mission of advancing lives by awarding 10 scholarships to high school seniors and current college students.

2020 MCU scholarship recipients include:

Member Scholarships – $1000; Given to an MCU member or family member

  • Lynsey Anderson – Holmen, WI; University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

  • Autumn Bell – Dodgeville, WI; University of Wisconsin – Madison

  • Nina Kudimova – La Crosse, WI; Luther College

  • Alaryana Lipke-Randle – La Crosse, WI; Viterbo University

  • Calla Loehr – Fond du Lac, WI; Adrian College

  • Mackenzie Petit – Prairie du Chien, WI; University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

  • Theadora Ranis – Onalaska, WI; University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

  • Ryan Thein – Prairie du Chien, WI; University of Wisconsin – Madison

Employee Scholarship – $1000; Given to a current MCU employee or family member

  • Tori Kovacevich – Onalaska, WI; Franklin University

Ranger Scholarship – $1000; Given to a current La Crosse Logan High School attendee and member of the in-school branch of Ranger (Marine) Credit Union

  • Eleanor Solberg – La Crosse, WI; University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

In addition to the 10 MCU scholarships, the Marine Credit Union Foundation also partners with the La Crosse Tribune newspaper to sponsor an additional $1000 scholarship through the Tribune’s Extra Effort A+ Achiever scholarship program, bringing the organization’s spring scholarship award total to $11,000.

“This scholarship program speaks to our mission of advancing lives of people from a place of financial need to a life of ownership and giving back in our communities,” said scholarship program coordinator Robert Richardson. “Scholarships can help collegians get started, or continue, on the right path as they work toward their career goals. Through these awards, Marine and the MCU Foundation provide valuable support for our member students and their families.”

The Marine Credit Union scholarship program began more than 20 years, with its reach and impact growing as MCU has grown. Over $700,000 in scholarships have reached students in the MCU footprint.

Applications for the 2021 scholarship program will open in November 2020. Applications are reviewed by an independent committee comprised of non-staff members representing a variety of Marine’s districts.

Marine Credit Union is built upon the strong belief that members are more than a credit score, and we are committed to providing financial services to all members of the community – including those with past financial challenges. Marine will continue our long-standing tradition of delivering personalized lending solutions to fit our members’ individual needs. Marine Credit Union is a full-service financial institution serving over 75,000 members with office locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. For more information, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn, or visit marinecu.com.


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