Eaton Family Credit Union awards 2017 college scholarships


Eaton Family Credit Union has awarded more than $10,000 in college scholarships to three of its Youth Members starting school this Fall.

 “Andrew, Malik and Hunter are very deserving young men” said CEO Mike Losneck of the 2017 scholarship recipients Andrew Benisek, Malik Evans and Hunter Williams. “Each has excelled in the classroom as well as their broader school communities. We’re proud of them and look forward to seeing where their futures take them.”

The credit union and local partner, the Northeast Credit Union Alliance, each year provide college scholarships to Members and their family members as way of helping combat the high costs of post-secondary education, Losneck said. 

Losneck explained individual credit unions throughout Ohio collaborate as part of groups known as Credit Union Outreach Alliances to do community service initiatives within their service areas. "We're groups of credit unions doing what we're passionate about to support our communities. Providing scholarships for college is one of our projects."

This year's scholarship recipients are all from the Cleveland area, noted Losneck.

Andrew, a 2017 graduate from St. Ignatius High School, was awarded an EFCU Scholarship and one from the Northeast Credit Union Outreach Alliance. He will be attending The Ohio State University this Fall. Andrew was president of the Saint Ignatius Entrepreneurship Academy and an active member of its Entrepreneur Academy.

Malik calls Bedford Heights home and attends Cleveland State University. He was awarded a scholarship from the Northeast Credit Union Outreach Alliance. Malik is active in the Business Professionals of America and works several jobs while attending school. His end-goal is to complete a degree in Business and become a “successful entrepreneur.”

Hunter is a 2017 graduate of Lake Catholic High School and will be attending Ashland University this Fall to study Business and Accounting. He received an EFCU Scholarship. Hunter was a stand-out athlete who excelled in three varsity sports and served in leadership roles for student government and the school’s Spiritual Life Committee.

Losneck encouraged graduating high school seniors to apply for one or more of the available scholarships next Spring when applications are shared on the credit union's website, 

Dave Godek

Dave Godek, MBA

Business Development Manager

Eaton Family Credit Union

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017