American Airlines Federal Credit Union Awards 2013 Scholarships
FORT WORTH, Texas — For nearly 10 years, American Airlines Credit Union has supported its young member-owners with scholarship award opportunities for higher education. This year, the Credit Union was pleased to once again award a total of eight scholarships. Six high school students and two college students each received $5,000 scholarships.
The 2013 AA Credit Union Scholarship recipients were chosen out of 238 high school applicants and 92 college applicants from young member-owners across the country. Two selection committees comprised of various Credit Union staff members reviewed applications consisting of essays and listings of academic and extracurricular achievements.
“It is heartening each year to see the wide array of talented and deserving young people who apply, though it makes it a tremendous challenge for us to narrow down our recipients from a pool of such outstanding young members,” said Lori Hall, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations at AA Credit Union. “To know that so many accomplished young people are part of the Credit Union family makes us exceedingly proud to play a small part in funding their educational futures.”
American Airlines Credit Union is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 AA Credit Union Scholarship:
- Michael Adams, of Bedford, Texas, will be attending the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and plans to study electrical engineering.
- Michael Burchesky, of Canonsburg, Penn., will attend Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., to study electrical engineering.
- Quinn Calvert, of Elgin, Ill., will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering.
- Danielle Dever, of New Boston, New Hampshire, will be attending Providence College in Providence, R.I., and plans to study Biology and Premed.
- Tyler Hudson, of Talala, Okla., will be attending the University of Tulsa to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.
- George Kartsounis, of Lynnfield, Mass., will be attending Virginia Tech and plans to pursue a career in engineering.
- Mark Swanson, of Arlington Heights, Ill., is currently attending Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., where he’s pursuing a degree in biology.
- Veronica Valencia, of Cape Coral, Fla., is attending the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., and is studying biochemistry.
The 2014 AA Credit Union Scholarship applications will be available in December 2013. To learn more about AA Credit Union Youth Programs, or to become a member-owner, call (800) 533-0035, visit AACreditUnionYouth.org, or visit your local Credit Union branch.
About American Airlines Federal Credit Union
Founded in 1936, AA Credit Union now serves the present and retired employees of American Airlines, their family members and people who work in the air transportation industry. Now in its 77th year, AA Credit Union has more than 240,000 members nationwide and assets in excess of $5.6 billion. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, AA Credit Union is committed first and foremost to enriching its member-owners' financial well-being through their participation in the products and services of the Credit Union. For more information, please visit www.AACreditUnion.org.