Unity One CU informs: Apply for the 2018 Bob Bennett Scholarship!

email_graphic.jpgAttention High School Graduating Seniors and College Students!

Apply to become the 2018 recipient of Unity One Credit Union's Bob Bennett Memorial Scholarship. It's easy:

  • Request an application.
  • Complete the application.
  • Write an essay.
 
This year, we're continuing to offer three total scholarships! The winning entrant will receive a $1,000 grand prize scholarship. Two runners-up will receive a $250 book scholarship.
 
Deadline for application submission is Friday, April 27, 2018.
 
Request an application!
 

About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has nine branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Unity One CU informs: Bob Bennett Scholarship Winners


Reed Wagner-2.jpgUnity One Credit Union is pleased to name Reed Wagner, graduating senior of Fossil Ridge High School, as the 2017 Bob Bennett Memorial Scholarship recipient. Reed’s award-winning essay detailed the difference between credit unions and banks while exploring the philosophical foundation credit unions hold of “people helping people.” 

Reed says of credit unions, “What differentiates a credit union from a for-profit financial institution is more emphasis on customer focus, value and community outreach. While a for-profit bank will preach customer service and personal attention in their sales literature, they never live up to the hype.

Growing up, I remember my parents stopping by for member appreciation lunches, taking me to redeem my yearly birthday postcard and visiting on occasion to deposit gift money into my savings account.

I have people at Unity One right down the street from where I live and near my school that can help me with my banking needs. In fact, I can drive 15 minutes in any direction from my house and reach one of five credit union locations.

Unity One is also partnered with my high school and maintains an ATM so that student members can access their accounts without paying fees. I am fortunate that my credit union has a presence at my school instead of a for-profit bank that would charge excessive fees for a simple withdrawal.” 

He will receive $1,000 to aid with his college expenses at the University of Texas at Arlington where he plans to major in Mathematics with a minor in Physics.

Reed is an active member of the Fossil Ridge marching band and the Boy Scouts of America. He is also a member of the National Honors Society and has been named on the Dean’s List for the past two years

Nicole Smith and Aidan Broyles, both from Fort Worth, were named runners-up and will each receive a $250 book scholarship.

To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates had to be graduating high school seniors or college students attending a two-year or four-year college or vocational/technical school. They needed to have maintained at least a 2.8 grade point average (on a four-point scale) and be a member of Unity One Credit Union. 

The Bob Bennett Memorial Scholarship is a tribute to the life of Robert Bennett, a tireless champion of the credit union movement. He joined Unity One CU in 1954 and served on the Board of Directors until 2002. An advocate of growth and change, Bennett served through five name changes and three mergers. He passed away in December 2002.

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has nine branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Unity One CU informs: Apply for the Bob Bennett Scholarship!

email_graphic.jpgAttention High School Graduating Seniors and College Students!

Apply to become the 2017 recipient of Unity One Credit Union's Bob Bennett Memorial Scholarship. It's easy:

  • Request an application.
  • Complete the application.
  • Write an essay.
 
This year, we're continuing to offer three total scholarships! The winning entrant will receive a $1,000 grand prize scholarship. Two runners-up will receive a $250 book scholarship.
 
Deadline for application submission is Friday, April 28, 2017.
 
Request an application!
 

About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has eight branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Unity One CU informs: Unity One Names Bob Bennett Scholarship Recipients

IMG_2638.jpgFort Worth, Texas— Unity One Credit Union is pleased to name Jenna Hunt, graduating senior of Forest Lake Senior High School, as the 2016 Bob Bennett Memorial Scholarship recipient. Jenna’s award-winning essay entry detailed the difference between credit unions and alternative financial service companies such as Bitcoin and Prosper. 

Hunt says of credit unions, “As a third generation credit union member, I have seen how my parents and grandparents use the credit union for their personal banking and small business needs. They have commented on the better checking account services, like free check withdrawals, five dollar minimum balance on savings accounts and electronic transactions free of charge. These services will be beneficial for me as I enter college, manage my own money and apply for loans.” 

She will receive $1,000 to aid with her college expenses at the University of Minnesota where she plans to major in Physical Therapy, with a long-term goal of obtaining her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.     

Hunt is a very active member of the Forest Lake Senior High School student body, serving as the captain of the Girls Cross Country team, chair of several Student Council committees, as well as qualifying for the Dean’s List during her tenure.In addition to her academic achievements, Hunt is also an accomplished pianist winning multiple local and state honors.    

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Rachel Gillis

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Rylee Valdez

Rachel Gillis, senior, and Rylee Valdez, freshman, both students at Texas Woman’s University, were named runners-up and will each receive a $250 book scholarship. 

To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates had to be graduating high school seniors or college students attending a two-year or four-year college or vocational/technical school. They needed to have maintained at least a 2.8 grade point average (on a four-point scale) and be a member of Unity One Credit Union. 

The Bob Bennett Memorial Scholarship is a tribute to the life of Robert Bennett, a tireless champion of the credit union movement. He joined Unity One CU in 1954 and served on the Board of Directors until 2002. An advocate of growth and change, Bennett served through five name changes and three mergers. He passed away in December 2002.  

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

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