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, 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.™

Credit union informs: Bob Bennett Scholarship Winners

Lauren Wagner   PresentationUnity One Credit Union is pleased to name Lauren Wagner, graduating senior of Fossil Ridge High School, as the 2015 Bob Bennett Memorial Scholarship recipient. Lauren’s award-winning essay entry detailed the difference between credit unions and alternative financial service companies such as Bitcoin and Prosper. 

Wagner says of credit unions, “As a non-profit entity, a credit union exists simply to provide services to its members, and these services extend beyond the fiduciary variety in things like school partnerships, financial literacy programs and scholarships not unlike this one. Not only do credit unions provide tangible facilities, optimal customer service and exceptionally low rates, but they also give back to the community in ways that other financial businesses either cannot or will not.” 

She will receive $1,000 to aid with her college expenses at the University of Texas where she plans to double-major in Neuroscience and Linguistics, focusing on language acquistion as it affects the brain.   

Wagner is a very active member of the Fossil Ridge High School student body, serving as president of the Latin Club, co-captain of the Winter Guard, vice president of the Marching Band and qualifying for the Dean’s List during her tenure.

John Moynihan, graduating senior of Colleyville Heritage High School, and Alexander Urrutia, graduating senior of Flower Mound High School, 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 of 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. 

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John Moynihan

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Alex Urrutia

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.    

 

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.™

 

Credit union informs: Scholarship granted to FRHS student

Unity One Credit Union named Morgan Thompson, an incoming freshman at Texas Christian University, the recipient of a $250 scholarship in partnership with the Fossil Ridge High School  PTSA. Unity One has been a longtime supporter of Fossil Ridge and the quest for higher education.

Morgan Thompson, scholarship winner

With a student-run branch located in the cafeteria, students are able to learn real-world lessons on the importance of savings and checking accounts. There is also an ATM located in the cafeteria for students to use at their convenience. All students at FRHS are eligible to become members of the credit union. 

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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 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Credit union informs: Kautzman awarded scholarship

Unity One Credit Union named Alexandra Kautzman, a graduating senior of Central High School in Keller, the 2014 Bob Bennett Memorial Scholarship recipient. Her award-winning essay detailed the difference between banks and credit unions and how she would explain the difference to a peer. Scoring was based on a completed application and an essay or video entry. 137 Kautzman(1)

 

Kautzman says of credit unions, “When you deposit money, you are actually buying shares of the company. This is significant evidence that the people are not just consumers but part owners.”

 

She will receive $1,000 to aid with her college expenses at Texas A&M University, where she plans to major in kinesiology and minor in health.
 
Kautzman is the captain of the varsity soccer team, a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Club and was designated All District 2nd Team in soccer.

 
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.

 

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 28,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

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